TABLE 2

Characteristics of adults identified with prevalent sarcoidosis in Sweden using different register-based definitions, December 31, 2013

One or more visitTwo or more visitsTwo or more visits, one or more with specialist#Two or more visits and history of medication dispensing
History of sarcoidosis before December 31, 2013
 Subjects16 54712 27111 6916864
 Male54.3%55.5%55.7%54.8%
 Age in 2013 years56.6±14.656.2±14.456.1±14.256.9±14.5
 Prevalence per 100 00021516015289
  Males23617917199
  Females19514113380
History of sarcoidosis before December 31, 2013 with at least one visit in 2013
 Subjects5401492347703616
 Male56.4%56.7%56.9%57.2%
 Age in 2013 years56.5±14.356.7±14.156.6±13.957.1±14.0
 Prevalence per 100 00070646247
  Males80737154
  Females61555340
  • Data are presented as n, % or mean±sd. Visits defined as having an International Classification of Disease code listing sarcoidosis in inpatient or outpatient care. #: department of internal medicine, dermatology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology or neurology; : medication dispensing data available from July 2005 through December 2013, therefore if medication was dispensed before July 2005 it was not captured in the data.