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Table 2 Population with multimorbidity (two or more chronic diseases) by age, sex and deprivation index quintile

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

All    Deprivation index
All 1 2 3 4 5
66.11% (65.97-66.25) 60.22% (59.91-60.54) 65.33% (65.03-65.64) 67.63% (67.33-67.94) 67.86% (67.56-68.16) 69.94% (69.64-70.25)
Sex Age group (years)
Male 65-69 54.94% (54.53-55.35) 49.18% (48.30-50.07) 54.93% (54.04-55.83) 56.69% (55.78-57.59) 56.55% (55.65-57.45) 58.13% (57.16-59.10)
70-74 64.69% (64.23-65.15) 59.38% (58.32-60.44) 64.41% (63.39-65.44) 66.80% (65.78-67.82) 66.10% (65.11-67.09) 66.74% (65.71-67.76)
75-79 72.49% (72.07-72.92) 67.57% (66.53-68.61) 71.54% (70.57-72.50) 73.89% (72.95-74.83) 74.16% (73.26-75.06) 74.85% (73.92-75.77)
80-84 76.77% (76.29-77.25) 73.59% (72.45-74.72) 77.04% (75.99-78.08) 78.48% (77.43-79.53) 77.00% (75.97-78.04) 77.69% (76.61-78.76)
85+ 70.74% (70.13-71.35) 67.13% (65.78-68.49) 71.60% (70.28-72.91) 71.34% (69.98-72.70) 72.18% (70.83-73.52) 71.84% (70.41-73.27)
All 66.06% (65.85-66.27) 60.86% (60.37-61.34) 65.93% (65.46-66.40) 67.61% (67.14-68.07) 67.52% (67.06-67.98) 68.54% (68.06-69.01)
Sex Age group (years)
Female 65-69 53.55% (53.16-53.94) 46.12% (45.28-46.96) 51.87% (51.00-52.74) 55.35% (54.47-56.23) 55.93% (55.06-56.81) 59.84% (58.93-60.74)
70-74 62.92% (62.49-63.35) 55.55% (54.55-56.54) 60.71% (59.73-61.68) 64.34% (63.38-65.31) 65.68% (64.75-66.61) 68.17% (67.25-69.10)
75-79 70.99% (70.61-71.37) 64.71% (63.80-65.61) 69.04% (68.17-69.90) 72.55% (71.70-73.39) 72.80% (71.99-73.62) 75.59% (74.79-76.38)
80-84 76.16% (75.77-76.55) 70.40% (69.48-71.32) 75.27% (74.39-76.15) 78.07% (77.20-78.94) 77.80% (76.94-78.66) 79.64% (78.81-80.47)
85+ 70.66% (70.25-71.06) 66.11% (65.25-66.96) 71.02% (70.15-71.90) 71.95% (71.04-72.87) 72.00% (71.07-72.93) 73.66% (72.73-74.60)
All 66.15% (65.97-66.33) 59.78% (59.37-60.19) 64.89% (64.48-65.30) 67.65% (67.25-68.06) 68.12% (67.72-68.53) 70.96% (70.57-71.36)
  1. Percentage (95% CI) Differences statistically significant among Deprivation Index groups (P < 0.0001).