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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population and multimorbidity patterns

From: Depressive mood mediates the influence of social support on health-related quality of life in elderly, multimorbid patients

  All (n = 3,189) CMD (n = 937) ADS/P (n = 748)
Age: mean (SD) 74.4 (5.2) years 74.3 (5.2) years 73.8 (5.2) years
Gender: N (%) female 1,891 (59.3) 362 (38.6) 607 (81.1)
Living situation: N (%)    
 With partner or family member 2,000 (62.7) 635 (67.8) 424 (56.7)
 Alone, assisted living or retirement home 1,189 (37.3) 302 (32.2) 324 (43.3)
Education: N (%)    
 Low 1,986 (62.3) 591 (63.1) 439 (58.7)
 Medium 856 (26.8) 227 (24.2) 244 (32.6)
 High 347 (10.9) 119 (12.7) 65 (8.7)
Income: mean (SD) 1,412 (704) Euros 1,433 (838) Euros 1,404 (596) Euros
Number of chronic conditions (SD) 7.0 (2.5) 6.2 (1.5) 6.2 (1.6)
Prevalence of most common conditions    
 Hypertension 77.9% 90.0% 54.4%
 Disorders of lipid metabolism 58.5% 68.5% 36.6%
 Chronic low back pain 49.5% 24.3% 62.7%
Depression    
 Prevalence 17.7% 6.1% 25.4%
 Mean GDS-15 (SD) 2.57 (2.60) 2.35 (2.36) 2.45 (2.60)
Perceived Social Support    
 F-SozU-K14: mean (SD) 4.1 (0.69) 4.11 (0.66) 4.14 (0.68)
Health-related quality of life    
 EQ VAS: mean (SD) 62.4 (18.2) 64 (18) 64 (18)
 EQ-5D Index: mean (SD) 0.70 (0.23) 0.75 (0.22) 0.70 (0.22)
  1. SD: Standard deviation.
  2. CMD: cardiovascular/metabolic disorders pattern.
  3. ADS/P: anxiety/depression/somatoform disorders and pain pattern.