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Table 1 Characteristics of the population under study.

From: Patterns of ambulatory medical care utilization in elderly patients with special reference to chronic diseases and multimorbidity - Results from a claims data based observational study in Germany

  study population mm-sample nmm-sample
Size 100.0% 58.9% 41.1%
Percentage of women 42.4% 44.6% 39.2%
Age (mean, SD) 72.0 (6.1) 72.9 (6.3) 70.7 (5.6)
   Female 72.8 (6.7) 73.6 (6.8) 71.4 (6.2)
   Male 71.4 (5.7) 72.3 (5.9) 70.2 (5.1)
Mean number of chronic conditions (SD) 3.6 (3.1) 5.7 (2.5) 0.8 (0.8)
   Female 3.9 (3.2) 5.7 (2.6) 0.8 (0.9)
   Male 3.5 (3.1) 5.6 (2.5) 0.7 (0.8)
Nursing dependency 13.4% 16.9% 8.3%
   Female 16.0% 19.6% 10.3%
   Male 11.4% 14.8% 7.0%
  1. mm-sample = multimorbid sample; nmm-sample = non-multimorbid sample; SD = standard deviation