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Table 1 Descriptive data, by sex and age groups, of the multimorbid patients (n = 164,513) aged 65–94 years attended in 2009 at primary healthcare centres located in Barcelona

From: Medication patterns in older adults with multimorbidity: a cluster analysis of primary care patients

  Women Men
  65–79 years 80–94 years 65–79 years 80–94 years
Participants n (%) 78,008 (47.4) 31,848 (19.4) 41,931 (25.5) 12,726 (7.7)
Number drugs n (%)
 1–4 40,931 (52.5) 11,374 (35.7) 22,703 (54.1) 4868 (38.3)
 5–9 31,500 (40.4) 16,460 (51.7) 16,339 (39.0) 6268 (49.3)
 ≥10 5577 (7.1) 4014 (12.6) 2889 (6.9) 1590 (12.5)
Median number of drugs (IQRa) 4 (3–7) 6 (4–8) 4 (2–6) 5 (3–8)
Number of chronic diseases n (%)
 2 2806 (3.6) 1125 (3.5) 1792 (4.3) 410 (3.2)
 [3–5] 20,301 (26.0) 7689 (24.1) 12,484 (29.8) 3090 (24.3)
 [6–9] 33,089 (42.4) 13,495 (42.4) 17,955 (42.8) 5562 (43.7)
 ≥10 21,812 (28.0) 9539 (30.0) 9700 (23.1) 3664 (28.8)
Median number of chronic diseases (IQRa) 7 (5–10) 8 (5–10) 7 (5–9) 7 (5–10)
  1. IQRa Interquartile range