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Table 4 Percentage of population with mental health problems and physical multimorbidity

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

  Percentage of population suffering from mental health problems Physical multimorbidity
Population with mental health problems Population without mental health problems
% CI % CI
All 22.50% 74.97% (74.70-75.23) 58.14% (57.98-58.30)
Men 14.47% 79.16% (78.68-79.63) 61.28% (61.04-61.51)
Women 28.45% 73.39% (73.07-73.71) 55.36% (55.13-55.59)
Age group (years)
65-69 18.16% 63.27% (62.63-63.92) 46.59% (46.28-46.90)
70-74 19.48% 72.16% (71.49-72.82) 56.71% (56.35-57,07)
75-79 22.78% 78.87% (78.33-79.41) 64.69% (64.35-65.03)
80-84 26.95% 81.53% (80.99-82.06) 69.08% (68.69-69.46)
85+ 28.60% 79.12% (78.56-79.68) 60.90% (60.48-61.33)
Deprivation Index
DI1 21.16% 71.67% (71.05-72.30) 51.67% (51.31-52.03)
DI2 22.13% 73.29% (72.69-73.90) 57.44% (57.08-57.80)
DI3 22.69% 75.89% (75.30-76.48) 59.92% (59.55-60.29)
DI4 22.44% 75.75% (75.17-76.33) 60.29% (59.93-60.65)
DI5 24.25% 78.09% (77.53-78.65) 62.04% (61.67-62.41)
  1. CI Confidence Interval (95%).
  2. Physical multimorbidity was considered the concurrence of two or more chronic non-mental diseases in the same person.
  3. They were considered as Mental health problems: Depression; Anxiety & other neurotic, stress related & somatoform disorders; Alcohol problems; Dementia; Schizophrenia, affective psychosis or bipolar disorder; Intellectual disability.