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Table 1 Estimated prevalence of multimorbidity within quintiles of deprivation index and strata of number of visits in 2010, stratified by sex and age group (N = 1,356,761)

From: Burden of multimorbidity, socioeconomic status and use of health services across stages of life in urban areas: a cross-sectional study

  Women
  19-24 years 25-44 years 45-64 years 65-79 years 80+ years
  n = 52,222 (MM: 19.6%) n = 276,275 (MM: 30.0%) n = 209,969 (MM: 64.4%) n = 105,682 (MM: 91.2%) n = 47,498 (MM: 93.3%)
Deprivation index      
Least deprived 15.7 25.0 56.5 87.7 90.9
Q2 18.5 28.4 62.0 90.3 93.2
Q3 20.6 30.8 66.0 91.8 93.2
Q4 20.9 31.8 68.7 92.8 94.6
Most deprived 21.8 34.1 70.6 93.3 95.2
Number of visits      
Median (IQR) 6 (3–10) 6 (3–11) 8 (4–13) 11 (7–18) 14 (8–23)
0 6.8 10.5 19.9 33.5 45.1
1-2 13.0 21.3 46.4 70.2 75.8
3-5 20.3 31.0 64.9 86.8 89.7
6-10 29.1 44.0 79.3 94.5 95.3
≥11 41.8 61.3 90.8 98.4 98.0
  Men
  19-24 years 25-44 years 45-64 years 65-79 years 80+ years
  n = 54,094 (MM: 13.3%) n = 297,127 (MM: 19.9%) n = 200,261 (MM: 54.7%) n = 87,504 (MM: 88.0%) n = 26,129 (MM: 93.0%)
Deprivation index      
Least deprived 11.6 17.4 49.3 84.4 91.0
Q2 11.8 19.3 53.9 87.5 92.6
Q3 14.4 20.3 55.8 88.3 93.4
Q4 14.2 20.8 57.7 89.6 94.2
Most deprived 14.0 21.1 57.6 90.0 93.8
Number of visits      
Median (IQR) 4 (1–8) 5 (2–9) 6 (3–11) 11 (6–17) 14 (8–23)
0 5.7 7.2 18.0 31.9 38.3
1-2 11.0 15.9 42.7 65.4 73.1
3-5 16.3 25.1 61.2 83.5 88.0
6-10 24.0 36.5 76.1 92.7 95.1
≥11 33.8 54.2 88.3 97.4 97.7
  1. Abbreviations: n total number of patients in each stratum, MM multimorbidity, Qi quintiles of deprivation (Q1, least deprived to Q5, most deprived); IQR interquartile range.
  2. Data are expressed as percentage, unless otherwise stated.