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Table 2 Demographics and prevalence of multimorbidity and physical and mental health comorbidity

From: Social disparities in the prevalence of multimorbidity – A register-based population study

  % (n) Mean number of morbidities (SD) Percent (95% CI) with multimorbidity Percent (95% CI)
with physical and mental health comorbidity
All persons 100 (1,397,173) 0.85 (1.30) 21.6 (21.5–21.7) 4.9 (4.9–4.9)
Gender
 Female 51.6 (720,885) 0.93 (1.35) 23.7 (23.7–23.8) 6.3 (6.3–6.4)
 Male 48.4 (676,288) 0.76 (1.24) 19.3 (19.2–19.4) 3.3 (3.3–3.4)
Age, years
 16–24 14.2 (198,024) 0.15 (0.38) 0.9 (0.9–0.9) 0.4 (0.4–0.4)
 25–44 35.7 (498,313) 0.29 (0.61) 4.7 (4.7–4.8) 1.8 (1.8–1.8)
 45–64 30.6 (428,043) 0.98 (1.25) 25.9 (25.8–26.0) 6.0 (5.9–6.0)
 65–84 17.1 (238,864) 2.09 (1.65) 58.6 (58.5–58.7) 10.4 (10.4–10.5)
  > 84 2.4 (33,929) 2.70 (1.64) 75.1 (75.0–75.2) 23.6 (23.6–23.7)
Educational attainment
 Lower secondary 25.0 (348,828) 1.04 (1.47) 26.9 (26.8–26.9) 6.7 (6.6–6.7)
 Vocational 41.4 (579,100) 0.88 (1.30) 22.5 (22.5–22.6) 4.7 (4.6–4.7)
 Higher education 16.0 (223,643) 0.74 (1.16) 18.6 (18.5–18.6) 4.3 (4.2–4.3)
 Postgraduate education 11.7 (163,787) 0.57 (1.00) 13.5 (13.5–13.6) 2.7 (2.7–2.8)
Number of chronic conditions
 0 58.0 (809,920)
 1 20.4 (285,496)
 2 9.9 (137,751) 17.4 (17.2–17.6)
 3 6.1 (85,680) 20.2 (19.9–20.4)
 4 3.3 (45,442) 27.7 (27.3–28.1)
 5 1.5 (20,785) 38.2 (37.6–38.9)
 6 0.6 (8186) 48.6 (47.5–49.7)
 7 0.2 (2819) 60.3 (58.5–62.1)
 8+ 0.1 (1094) 70.7 (68.1–73.4)