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Table 2 Prevalence rates of patients with chronic diseases and patients with multimorbidity according to sex and age, LINH 2002-2008

From: Multimorbidity and comorbidity in the Dutch population – data from general practices

  N Prevalence rate of patients with chronic diseases (%)* Prevalence rate of multimorbid patients (%)*
Total 212,902 33.7% 12.9%
Men 105,547 30.7% 10.9%
Women 107,355 36.6% 15.0%
0-14 years 38,944 12.6% 0.6%
15-24 years 26,718 15.2% 2.0%
25-54 years 95,226 30.0% 8.1%
55-64 years 22,592 52.9% 22.7%
65-74 years 17,465 70.0% 39.1%
74+ years 11,957 83.5% 59.2%
  1. * According to the selection of 29 chronic diseases in Table1.