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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Age and gender differences in the prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in the older population

  Population Mean number of diseases (SD) Proportion with multimorbidity (CI 95%)
Total patients 72,815 (100.0%) 2.5 (1.8) 67.5 (67.2-67.8)
Age groups    
65-74 34,283 (47.1%) 2.4 (1.7) 64.8 (64.3-65.3)
75-84 28,622 (39.3%) 2.7 (2.7) 71.7 (71.2-72.3)
85 9,910 (13.6%) 2.4 (1.9) 64.4 (63.5-65.3)
Sex    
Men 29,361 (40.3%) 2.4 (1.7) 64.8 (64.2-65.3)
Women 43,454 (59.7%) 2.6 (1.8) 69.3 (68.9-69.8)