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Table 1 Characteristics of the three respondent groups; percentages within parentheses

From: How does driving license withdrawal affect subjective well-being? A Swedish comparative survey study of visual field loss

Variables Categories License License–VFL No-license Total p value χ2
Gender Female 42 (52.5) 19 (20.9) 44 (16.6) 105 (24.1) 0.000 43.95***
Male 38 (47.5) 72 (79.1) 221 (83.4) 331 (75.9)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Number in age group 20–49 years 41 (51.3) 11 (12.1) 33 (12.5) 85 (19.5) 0.000 70.83***
50–69 years 32 (40.0) 55 (60.4) 134 (50.6) 221 (50.7)
70–95 years 7 (8.8) 25 (27.5) 98 (37.0) 130 (29.8)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Residence City > 50,000 39 (48.8) 32 (35.2) 93 (35.1) 164 (37.6) 0.227 8.15
City 10,000–50,000 21 (26.3) 22 (24.2) 68 (25.7) 111 (25.5)
Town 200–9999 9 (11.3) 17 (18.7) 39 (14.7) 65 (14.9)
Countryside/rural 11 (13.8) 20 (22.0) 65 (24.5) 96 (22.0)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Employment Worker/student 56 (70.0) 43 (47.3) 93 (35.1) 192 (44.0) 0.000 30.86***
Unemployed/long-term sick/retired/otherb 24 (30.0) 48 (52.8) 172 (64.9) 244 (56.0)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Highest educationª Lower secondary school (age 7–15) 2 (2.5) 7 (7.7) 30 (11.3) 39 (8.9) 0.066 11.83
Upper secondary school (age 16–18) 18 (22.5) 25 (27.5) 78 (29.4) 121 (27.8)
Further education (other than university) 18 (22.5) 21 (23.1) 65 (24.5) 104 (23.9)
Higher education (e.g., university) 42 (52.5) 38 (41.8) 92 (34.7) 172 (39.5)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Accommodation Apartment 33 (41.3) 24 (26.4) 88 (33.2) 145 (33.3) 0.120 4.25
Detached or terraced house/otherb 47 (58.8) 67 (73.6) 177 (66.8) 291 (66.7)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Family situationc Single without children 19 (23.8) 15 (16.5) 54 (20.4) 88 (20.2) 0.456 5.71
Single with children 3 (3.8) 2 (2.2) 15 (5.7) 20 (4.6)
Cohabiting without children 33 (41.3) 48 (52.8) 132 (49.8) 213 (48.9)
Cohabiting with children 25 (31.3) 26 (28.6) 64 (24.2) 115 (26.4)
Total 80 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 436 (100.0)
Number of cars in household No car 8 (10.1) 4 (4.4) 35 (13.2) 47 (10.8) 0.021 11.60*
One car 37 (46.8) 38 (41.8) 135 (50.9) 210 (48.3)
More than one car 34 (43.0) 49 (53.9) 95 (35.9) 178 (40.9)
Total 79 (100.0) 91 (100.0) 265 (100.0) 435 (100.0)
Diagnosis Stroke (only) 13 (16.3) 33 (36.3) 105 (39.6) 151 (34.6) 0.000 127.82***
Diabetes (only) 56 (70.0) 8 (8.8) 35 (13.2) 99 (22.7)
Glaucoma (only) 7 (8.8) 35 (38.5) 94 (35.5) 136 (31.2)
Combined and/or other diagnosis 4 (5.0) 15 (16.5) 31 (11.7) 50 (11.5)
  1. *p < .05; ** p < .01; *** p < .001
  2. aThe categories are translated from Swedish to be consistent with the terms used in British English
  3. bMerged categories
  4. cThe “Other” category was initially included in the Family situation variable. As this category is difficult to interpret and only seven people selected this category, it was removed and not included in the analysis