Table 1

Characteristics of the patients hospitalised for pernicious anaemia: Sweden, 1965–1999

*Including the first year after index hospitalisation, which did not contribute person years of observation.
No of patients21 265
Distribution by sex (%)
    Male8442 (39.7)
    Female12 823 (60.3)
Average age at entry (y)74.3
Average duration of follow up (y)*7.1
Total person years accumulated161 672
Alcoholism (%)507 (2.4)
Alcoholic liver cirrhosis (%)82 (0.4)
Pancreatitis (%)421 (2.0)
Alcoholism, alcoholic liver cirrhosis, or  pancreatitis911 (4.3)