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Table 2 Distribution of number of chronic conditions in 2010, 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 n = 276,275 n = 209,969 n = 105,682 n = 47,498
Number of conditions      
0 52.3 42.9 18.4 4.0 3.5
1 28.1 27.1 17.2 4.7 3.2
2 12.4 15.4 16.7 8.2 5.9
3 4.8 7.8 14.4 11.6 8.6
4 1.6 3.7 11.1 13.1 11.4
≥5 0.8 3.1 22.2 58.4 67.4
  Men
  19-24 years 25-44 years 45-64 years 65-79 years 80+ years
  n = 54,094 n = 297,127 n = 200,261 n = 87,504 n = 26,129
Number of conditions      
0 61.4 55.4 25.9 5.3 3.7
1 25.4 24.7 19.4 6.6 3.3
2 9.1 11.3 16.8 10.4 6.0
3 2.9 5.0 13.2 13.3 9.3
4 0.8 2.1 9.5 14.4 11.7
≥5 0.4 1.5 15.2 50.0 66.0
  1. Abbreviation: n total number of patients in each stratum.
  2. Data are expressed as percentage of total patients within each category considered.