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Table 2 Mean number of contacts/year with physicians according to degree of morbidity, age group and sex among the elderly aged 65 years and more

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

  non-multimorbid sample multimorbid sample
  mean all SD all male mean female mean p-value mean all SD all male mean female mean p-value
65-69 years 14.6 14.4 13.8 15.9 < 0.001 34.1 23.9 33.4 35.0 < 0.001
70-74 years 16.2 15.7 15.9 16.8 0.004 35.9 24.1 35.9 35.9 0.835
75-79 years 18.2 17.5 18.1 18.3 0.615 38.5 25.0 38.9 37.9 0.009
≥ 80 years 20.6 19.4 20.1 21.0 0.120 39.3 25.4 40.2 38.6 < 0.001
All 15.9 15.7 15.2 17.1 < 0.001 36.3 24.5 36.0 36.6 < 0.001
  1. SD = standard deviation
  2. p = statistical significance of difference between women and men.