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Table 1 Mean numbers of chronic diseases and percentage of patients with comorbidity in patient groups according to sex, age and deprivation index quintile

From: Prevalence of multimorbidity according to the deprivation level among the elderly in the Basque Country

  No. of people Average number of chronic diseases per patient. Mean (SD)
  Deprivation index
Overall 1 2 3 4 5
Population 452,698 2.65 (2.15) 2.37 (2.06) 2.60 (2.10) 2.72 (2.15) 2.73 (2.16) 2.87 (2.23)
Men
Age group (years)
 65-69 57,267 2.03 (1.80) 1.82 (1.74) 1.99 (1.74) 2.11 (1.85) 2.10 (1.81) 2.18 (1.88)
 70-74 41,649 2.49 (2.00) 2.26 (1.92) 2.46 (1.97) 2.58 (2.04) 2.55 (2.02) 2.59 (2.06)
 75-79 42,016 2.98 (2.22) 2.74 (2.18) 2.93 (2.19) 3.05 (2.22) 3.06 (2.25) 3.11 (2.26)
 80-84 30,110 3.34 (2.41) 3.10 (2.32) 3.37 (2.39) 3.45 (2.40) 3.35 (2.41) 3.44 (2.50)
 85+ 21,516 3.18 (2.57) 2.92 (2.49) 3.19 (2.51) 3.25 (2.60) 3.29 (2.61) 3.29 (2.64)
All Men 192,558 2.67 (2.19) 2.42 (2.12) 2.65 (2.16) 2.75 (2.21) 2.74 (2.21) 2.81 (2.26)
Women
Age group (years)
 65-69 62,315 1.97 (1.73) 1.67 (1.61) 1.91 (1.70) 2.04 (1.75) 2.05 (1.75) 2.24 (1.83)
 70-74 48,447 2.39 (1.91) 2.07 (1.80) 2.28 (1.84) 2.45 (1.91) 2.49 (1.92) 2.66 (2.03)
 75-79 55,224 2.85 (2.10) 2.53 (2.01) 2.73 (2.04) 2.90 (2.09) 2.94 (2.12) 3.13 (2.19)
 80-84 45,364 3.20 (2.25) 2.89 (2.19) 3.11 (2.19) 3.27 (2.22) 3.29 (2.26) 3.48 (2.36)
 85+ 48,790 2.99 (2.34) 2.72 (2.26) 2.96 (2.29) 3.07 (2.35) 3.06 (2.34) 3.22 (2.45)
All Women 260,140 2.64 (2.11) 2.34 (2.03) 2.56 (2.06) 2.70 (2.11) 2.72 (2.12) 2.91 (2.21)
  1. Differences statistically significant among Deprivation Index groups (P < 0.0001).