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Table 1 Age and the number of diagnosis groups by gender in the multimorbid* population of 2006 and 2004

From: Reducing complexity: a visualisation of multimorbidity by combining disease clusters and triads

  2006 2004
  Females Males Females Males
Number of patients 43,632 (44.2%) 54,987 (55.8%) 32,369 (44.6%) 40,179 (55.4%)
Age: mean ± sd 73.3 ± 6.8 72.2 ± 5.9 73.6 ± 6.8 72.3 ± 5.9
Chronic conditions: mean ± sd 6.0 ± 2.7 5.9 ± 2.6 5.7 ± 2.6 5.6 ± 2.5
  1. sd = standard deviation; *patients are defined as multimorbid if they have ≥ 3 chronic conditions.