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Table 3 Chronic conditions with high and with low relative risk for multimorbidity according to gender and age groups

From: Which chronic diseases and disease combinations are specific to multimorbidity in the elderly? Results of a claims data based cross-sectional study in Germany

Diagnosis group RR all RR women RR men RR age 65-74 RR age 75+
High relative risk for multimorbidity
Renal insufficiency 25.5 34.3 23.2 32.6 17.2
Obesity 20.3 19.0 22.1 20.8 26.3
Liver disease 18.1 19.3 17.9 18.4 21.8
Chronic cholecystitis/gallstones 17.8 16.5 19.1 19.5 14.4
Intestinal diverticulosis 17.1 18.8 14.9 16.1 20.0
Urinary tract calculi 16.7 27.0 15.5 17.8 17.9
Purine/pyrimidine metabolism disorders/Gout 16.2 31.4 12.9 15.5 18.2
Atherosclerosis/PAOD 16.1 16.8 16.2 18.0 12.1
Anemia 15.8 17.3 14.5 20.8 10.5
Neuropathy 15.2 14.9 15.6 17.5 11.6
Low relative risk for multimorbidity
Hypertension 3.7 3.4 4.1 3.9 3.2
Dementias 3.9 3.4 4.9 4.6 2.6
Cancers 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.2
Severe vision reduction 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.0
  1. RR = risk ratio (or relative risk)