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Table 2 Multimorbidity prevalence and acute diseases, area of residency and visits according to multimorbidity status stratified by sex and age groups

From: Impact of multimorbidity: acute morbidity, area of residency and use of health services across the life span in a region of south Europe

  Female
  19-24 25-44 45-64 65-79 ≥80
  MM Non-MM MM Non-MM MM Non-MM MM Non-MM MM Non-MM
  n = 12,804 (19.0%) n = 54,700 (81.0%) n = 105,463 (29.4%) n = 253,771 (70.6%) n = 167,778 (63.3%) n = 97,089 (36.7%) n = 119,528 (90.2%) n = 13,021 (9.8%) n = 58,533 (92.1%) n = 5,021 (7.9%)
Number of acute diseases           
  Median (IQR) 1 (0–2) 0 (0–1) 1 (0–2) 0 (0–1) 1 (0-2) 0 (0–1) 1 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0)
0 36.4 55.3 40.2 60.3 44.8 68.2 47.7 78.0 51.5 82.3
1 26.8 23.7 27.1 22.3 27.6 19.4 27.4 14.9 26.2 12.3
2 16.9 11.6 16.1 10.2 14.7 7.8 13.7 4.9 12.7 3.7
≥3 19.9 9.4 16.6 7.2 12.9 4.6 11.2 2.3 9.7 1.8
Living in a rural area 14.4 14.9 15.3 15.1 15.4 16.7 15.4 17.6 18.4 18.7
Number of visits           
  Median (IQR) 6 (3–10) 2 (0–5) 6 (3–11) 2 (0–5) 8 (4–13) 2 (0–5) 11 (7–18) 2 (0–5) 14 (8–24) 1 (0–7)
0 8.8 28.4 9.8 34.2 5.8 38.3 2.6 38.9 3.0 40.4
1-2 15.4 24.4 14.7 22.9 10.4 21.6 4.4 18.6 4.2 16.2
3-5 25.0 23.6 23.1 21.5 20.5 20.1 11.9 18.0 9.1 14.0
6-10 27.1 15.8 26.7 14.5 28.7 13.5 26.5 15.5 20.4 13.4
≥11 23.6 7.8 25.7 6.9 34.6 6.4 54.7 9.0 63.4 16.0
  Male
  19-24 25-44 45-64 65-79 ≥80
  MM Non-MM MM Non-MM MM Non-MM MM Non-MM MM Non-MM
  n = 8,916 (12.9%) n = 60,373 (87.1%) n = 75,556 (19.5%) n = 311,124 (80.5%) n = 139,776 (54.0%) n = 119,008 (46.0%) n = 97,044 (86.9%) n = 14,584 (13.1%) n = 32,773 (92.0%) n = 2,948 (8.0%)
Number of acute diseases           
  Median (IQR) 1 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0)
0 49.0 64.6 50.8 68.1 55.3 74.0 53.2 76.4 52.0 78.9
1 26.1 21.7 26.4 20.0 26.0 17.3 26.9 16.0 27.1 13.7
2 13.7 8.4 12.8 7.6 11.3 5.9 12.0 5.3 11.9 4.6
≥3 11.1 5.2 10.0 4.4 7.4 2.8 8.0 2.3 8.9 2.8
Living in a rural area 15.0 15.1 15.6 15.3 17.3 17.5 16.7 18.8 21.3 21.5
Number of visits           
  Median (IQR) 4 (1–8) 1 (0–4) 5 (2–9) 1 (0–3) 6 (3–12) 1 (0–3) 11 (6–17) 2 (0–6) 14 (8–24) 2 (0–8)
0 15.0 38.7 14.2 43.8 8.9 46.1 2.8 36.0 2.3 35.2
1-2 21.6 26.3 18.4 24.0 13.4 21.7 5.3 19.4 3.5 16.3
3-5 26.1 19.8 24.4 18.0 22.1 17.1 13.4 18.8 8.8 15.5
6-10 22.5 10.8 23.2 10.0 26.9 10.3 28.1 16.1 20.8 14.2
≥11 14.8 4.4 19.8 4.2 28.7 4.7 50.4 9.7 64.5 18.8
  1. Abbreviations: MM multimorbidity, IQR interquartile range. Data are expressed as percentage, unless otherwise stated.