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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the population-based HUNT 2 Study by using HA equipment or not

From: How sociodemographic and hearing related factors were associated with use of hearing aid in a population-based study: The HUNT Study

  HA users Not HA users
Number 1472 (100) 9027 (100)
Sociodemographic variables N (%)   
 Men N (%) 889 (60.39) 3926 (43.49)
 Age
  65–69 years N (%) 258 (17.53) 3114 (34.96)
  70–75 years N (%) 379 (25.74) 2824 (31.28)
  75–79 years N (%) 319 (21.67) 1679 (18.60)
  80–84 years N (%) 278 (18.89) 868 (9.62)
   ≥ 85 years N (%) 167 (11.35) 304 (3.37)
 Having spousea N (%) 916 (62.23) 5502 (60.95)
 Educationa
  Up to ten years education N (%) 840 (57.07) 5413 (59.96)
  Vocational and general education N (%) 315 (21.40) 1757 (19.46)
  College and university N (%) 75 (5.10) 593 (6.57)
Audiological variables
 Hearing thresholds
  Low frequency Mean (SD) 40.61 (17.51) 23.31 (10.96)
  Medium frequency Mean (SD) 53.27 (15.61) 25.81 (13.70)
  High frequency Mean (SD) 74.13 (14.55) 50.27 (19.02)
 Bothered by hearing lossa
  Not at all N (%) 97 (6.59) 5635 (62.42)
  Yes, a little N (%) 677 (45.99) 2024 (22.42)
  Yes, a lot N (%) 561 (38.11) 285 (3.16)
  1. aNumbers do not sum to 10,499, due to missing information on single independent variables in the material