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Table 1 Characteristics of the MultiCare Cohort Study sample at baseline

From: Agreement between self-reported and general practitioner-reported chronic conditions among multimorbid patients in primary care - results of the MultiCare Cohort Study

Patients   n
Age (at baseline interview): mean ± sd 74.4 ± 5.2 years 3,189
Gender:   3,189
- Male 40.7% 1,298
- Female 59.3% 1,891
Marital status:   3,188
- Never married 5.9% 188
- Married 56.2% 1,791
- Estranged (living in separate homes) 2.3% 72
- Divorced 8.0% 255
- Widowed 27.7% 882
Education (in CASMIN grade):   3,189
- Grade 1 (low) 62.3% 1,986
- Grade 2 (medium) 26.8% 856
- Grade 3 (high) 10.9% 347
Household-size adjusted net income per month: Mean ± sd 1,412.40 ± 704 € 2,793
Nursing dependency level:   3,168
- No nursing dependency 95.6% 3,027
- Dependency level 1 3.4% 107
- Dependency level 2 1.0% 31
- Dependency level 3 0.1% 3
Number of chronic conditions*: mean ± sd   3,189
- Based on the patient self-report 7.6 (3.2)
- Based on the general practitioner report 6.3 (2.3)
GPs   
Age (at baseline interview): mean ± sd 50.2 ± 7.7 years 158
Gender:   158
- Male 60.8% 96
- Female 39.2% 62
Years of practice: mean ± sd 15.0 ± 7.7 years 158
Number of patients treated in practice in each quarter:   158
- 1,000 and more patients 51.3% 81
- 750 thru 999 patients 24.7% 39
- 500 thru 749 patients 19.6% 31
- 499 thru less patients 4.4% 7
Number of physicians working in practice:   158
- 1 48.1% 76
- 2 32.9% 52
- 3 13.35 21
- 4 3.2% 5
- 5 1.9% 3
- 6 0.6% 1
  1. n: number of observations, sd: standard deviation, *based on the list of 32 chronic conditions used for the comparison.