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Table 1 Participant characteristics of the INSPIRE Population Survey (total sample of Canton BL with comparisons across the care regions)

From: The INSPIRE Population Survey: development, dissemination and respondent characteristics

Variable Canton BL Care region
ABS Liestal Leimental Laufental Birseck Rheintal Waldenburgertal Oberbaselbiet
Bordering Canton Basel-Stadt n/a Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No
Response rate, n (%) 8786 (30.7) 1503 (34.5) 1031 (27.5) 1336 (33.4) 280 (20.6) 2038 (32.7) 1368 (28.0) 269 (22.1) 752 (26.5)
Nr. of inhabitants 75 +  28,622 4371 3770 3995 1361 6216 4884 1180 2845
Density (sq km) 560 6900 6080 6283 2399 6340 8220 2587 7631
Age, mean (SD) 81.8 (4.8) 82.0 (4.8) 81.8 (4.8) 81.6 (4.6) 81.7 (4.6) 81.8 (4.7) 81.8 (4.9) 81.4 (4.9) 81.5 (4.8)
Female gender (%) 51.8 52.3 49.5 51.1 49.8 53.1 53.4 52.4 49.8
Education (%)
  No degree 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.5 1.1 0.9 1.3 1.9 0.8
  Elementary school 14.8 12.1 14.2 9.1 24.9 13.1 19.7 22.1 19.8
  Apprenticeship 50.7 49.6 51.3 48.8 53.1 51.3 51.3 51.1 51.7
  Gymnasium 4.4 6.0 3.5 4.7 2.9 4.8 4.2 4.2 2.0
  University of Applied Sciences 14.4 13.5 15.5 16.7 9.5 15.0 13.0 9.5 14.6
  University 10.3 13.1 10.1 15.3 4.8 10.3 5.7 7.6 7.2
  Other 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.8 3.7 4.8 4.8 3.4 3.9
Income (%)
   < 3000 9.3 8.4 9.4 4.6 17.4 8.9 9.2 18.4 12.8
  3001–6000 36.6 34.4 35.5 29.8 46.4 35.5 42.4 39.6 42.5
  6001–9000 26.5 27.2 29.9 27.9 12.1 26.1 28.2 21.6 24.3
   > 9000 11.1 11.6 10.7 18.3 8.3 12.6 6.3 5.6 7.4
  Do not know 1.1 0.8 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.3 1.1 0.4 1.1
  Do not wish to answer 15.4 17.7 13.4 18.2 15.1 15.6 12.9 14.4 11.9