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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Lifestyle factors and multimorbidity: a cross sectional study

  Men (n = 515) Women (n = 681) p
Age: mean (SD) 58.0 (7.9) 57.6 (8.2) 0.300
Patients by number of diseases: n (%)    0.508
 0 disease 153 (29.7) 175 (25.7)
 1 disease 121 (23.5) 148 (21.7)
 2 diseases 102 (19.8) 154 (22.6)
 3 diseases 81 (15.7) 114 (16.7)
 4 diseases 31 (6.0) 48 (7.0)
 5 or more diseases 27 (5.2) 42 (6.2)
Socio-economic classes: n (%)    0.399
 Elite group 109 (21.2) 123 (18.1)
 Middle-high 206 (40.0) 296 (43.5)
 Middle-low 110 (21.4) 133 (19.5)
 Low 70 (13.6) 99 (14.5)
 Missing data 20 (3.9) 30 (4.4)
Education: n (%)    0.220
 Incomplete secondary school or lower 144 (28.0) 166 (24.4)
 Completed secondary school 162 (31.5) 209 (30.7)
 College 79 (15.3) 133 (19.5)
 University 129 (25.0) 170 (25.0)
 Missing data 1 (0.2) 3 (0.4)