Table 1.

Characteristics of men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2002 and 2006 in the NPCR in Sweden, (n = 44,352) and their matched controls (n = 221,495)

Prostate cancer casesControls
Age, median (Q1–Q3)71 (64–78)71 (64–78)
n (%)n (%)
SES
 High22,102 (49.8)100,483 (45.4)
 Low21,666 (48.9)115,009 (51.9)
 Not gainfully employed/unclassified/missing584 (1.3)6,003 (2.7)
Civil status
 Married30,369 (68.5)143,269 (64.7)
 Widower4,509 (10.2)22,258 (10.0)
 Divorced5,686 (12.8)30,958 (14.0)
 Not married3,788 (8.5)25,010 (11.3)
Charlson comorbidity index
 030,874 (69.6)153,395 (69.1)
 16,743 (15.2)36,370 (16.4)
 23,994 (9.0)19,519 (8.8)
 32,741 (6.2)12,211 (5.6)