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Table 4 Most prevalent multimorbidity patterns in 2010, by age group and sex (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

    Pairs Triplets
Sex Age groups (years) n Chronic conditions % Chronic conditions %
Women 19-24 52,222 Anxiety disorder/anxiety state & Acne 0.9 Anxiety disorder/anxiety state & Acne & Depressive disorder 0.1
  25-44 276,275 Anxiety disorder/anxiety state & Depressive disorder 1.9 Anxiety disorder/anxiety state & Depressive disorder & Obesity 0.2
  45-64 209,969 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder 10.1 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Obesity 3.5
  65-79 105,682 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder 36.0 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Obesity 11.6
  80+ 47,498 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder 37.7 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Diabetes (non-insulin dependent) 11.2
Men 19-24 54,094 Acne & Asthma 0.7 Acquired deformity of spine & Asthma & Acne 0.1
  25-44 297,127 Lipid disorder & Obesity 1.1 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Obesity 0.3
  45-64 200,261 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder 12.3 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Diabetes (non-insulin dependent) 3.4
  65-79 87,504 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder 29.7 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Diabetes (non-insulin dependent) 10.8
  80+ 26,129 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder 26.9 Hypertension, uncomplicated & Lipid disorder & Benign prostatic hypertrophy 10.9
  1. Data are expressed as percentage.
  2. Abbreviation: n total number of patients in each stratum.