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Table 1 Description of the study population aged 50 to 74 years at the start of the follow-up (01/01/2004), by country of origin, Belgium

From: Lung cancer incidence differences in migrant men in Belgium, 2004–2013: histology-specific analyses

  Belgian Italian Turkish Moroccan
Number of persons 1,791,275 45,572 13,901 25,880
Mean age at start follow-up 55.31 57.03 52.13 53.65
Mean years since immigration 33.76 26.23 26.91
Region of residence (%)
 Flanders 65.46 13.33 47.97 29.84
 Brussels-Capital Region 5.18 10.72 25.57 51.73
 Wallonia 29.36 75.95 26.45 18.44
Civil status (%)
 Married 75.98 82.72 95.01 91.26
 Single 10.61 6.64 1.40 3.28
 Divorced 10.78 8.24 2.86 4.93
 Widow 2.63 2.40 0.73 0.53
Educational attainment (%)
 Primary or less 16.74 28.12 31.56 13.96
 Lower secondary 26.61 25.07 17.30 15.39
 Upper secondary 23.66 12.86 10.22 11.59
 Tertiary 22.65 5.46 4.42 7.98
 Missing 10.34 28.48 36.50 51.08
Home ownership (%)
 Owner 79.09 77.55 67.51 54.46
 Tenant 16.74 17.30 23.19 36.44
 Missing 4.17 5.15 9.30 9.10
  1. The number of persons, mean age and mean years since migration were measured at the start of the follow-up (01/01/2004). Information of region of residence, civil status, educational attainment and home ownership was measured at the census (01/10/2001)
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