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Table 1 Sample descriptions by country

From: Disability prevalence in midlife (aged 55–65 years): Cross-Country comparisons of gender differences and time trends

   2004/2005 Respondents Age 55 - 65 2014/2015 Respondents Age 55 - 65
    Men Women   Men Women
Country Survey Interview year(s) N Mean age SD age N Mean age SD age Interview year(s) N Mean age SD age N Mean age SD age
Austria SHARE 2004 284 60.39 3.10 369 60.05 3.28 2015 505 60.30 3.34 666 60.33 3.15
Belgium SHARE 2004, 2005, 2006 650 59.30 3.09 708 59.49 3.18 2015 1,000 60.05 3.17 1,154 59.78 3.14
China CHARLS         2015, 2016 3,566 60.19 3.04 3,740 60.20 3.04
Croatia SHARE         2015 500 60.33 3.16 583 59.90 3.11
Czechia SHARE 2006, 2007 513 59.73 3.10 665 59.80 3.10 2015 745 60.79 2.99 1,072 60.45 3.05
Denmark SHARE 2004 293 59.47 3.04 323 59.39 2.97 2015 673 59.91 3.15 760 59.83 3.13
England ELSA 2004, 2005 1,692 59.61 3.11 1,969 59.52 3.10 2014, 2015 1,540 60.77 2.91 1,886 60.42 2.95
Estonia SHARE         2015 776 60.22 3.12 1,042 60.13 3.15
France SHARE 2004, 2005 489 59.32 3.18 573 59.50 3.21 2015 661 60.36 3.09 769 60.22 3.09
Germany SHARE 2004 553 60.42 3.14 591 60.37 3.20 2015 755 60.37 3.19 911 60.31 3.16
Greece SHARE 2004, 2005 473 59.66 3.16 467 59.65 3.19 2015 760 60.80 3.12 1,045 60.27 3.15
Israel SHARE 2005, 2006 405 59.50 3.08 524 59.27 2.99 2015 270 61.01 2.68 415 60.82 2.97
Italy SHARE 2004 502 60.02 3.14 626 60.04 3.23 2015 798 60.43 3.13 1,000 60.00 3.16
Korea KLoSA 2006 1416 60.05 3.16 1,690 60.13 3.22 2014 1,203 59.71 3.21 1,425 59.81 3.18
Luxembourg SHARE         2015 302 59.81 3.13 393 59.58 3.09
Mexico MHAS 2003 2,635 59.48 3.13 3,110 59.53 3.11 2015 1,856 60.02 3.33 3,018 60.10 3.12
Poland SHARE 2006, 2007 427 59.58 3.19 518 59.25 2.98 2015 347 60.52 3.01 423 60.26 2.95
Portugal SHARE         2015 299 60.04 2.88 380 59.65 3.17
Slovenia SHARE         2015 755 60.50 2.99 936 60.18 3.02
Spain SHARE 2004 327 59.96 3.12 422 59.73 3.14 2015 879 60.43 3.11 1,035 60.16 3.17
Sweden SHARE 2004, 2005 568 59.86 3.08 661 59.71 3.12 2015 501 61.33 2.87 620 61.00 2.95
Switzerland SHARE 2004 174 59.99 2.91 179 59.90 3.08 2015 461 60.18 3.03 622 59.92 3.15
USA HRS 2004, 2005 2,665 60.61 3.34 3,624 60.39 3.24 2014, 2015 3,232 59.73 3.12 4,156 59.83 3.15
  1. Notes: [1] For 2004/2005 some interviews were also conducted in 2006 for Belgium, 2006-07 interviews were used for Czechia, some interviews were in 2006 for Israel, 2006 interviews were used for Korea, 2003 interviews were used for Mexico, 2006-07 interviews were used for Poland.
  2. [2] No interviews were collected close to 2004/2005 for China, Croatia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Poland, and Slovenia.
  3. [3] For 2014/2015 some interviews were also conducted in 2016 for China.
  4. [4] Mean age is not derived using weights so as to provide an accurate representation of the sample.