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Table 1 Number of diseases, stratified by sex and age group

From: Multimorbidity patterns in the elderly: a prospective cohort study with cluster analysis

Patients included in the analysis in 2009, N = 190,108
  Women Men
65–79 years ≥80 years 65–79 years ≥80 years
Total, n(%) 80,208 (42.2) 33,442 (17.6) 59,331 (31.2) 17,127 (9.0)
Number of diagnoses*, n(%)     
 2 4249 (5.3) 1595 (4.8) 3770 (6.4) 782 (4.6)
 [3–5] 22,491 (28.1) 8688 (26.0) 19,429 (32.7) 4534 (26.5)
 [6–9] 32,663 (40.7) 13,732 (41.0) 23,846 (40.2) 7252 (42.3)
  ≥ 10 20,805 (25.9) 9427 (28.2) 12,286 (20.7) 4559 (26.6)
Median number of diagnoses (IQR)** 7 (5–10) 7 (5–10) 6 (4–9) 7 (5–10)
Number of diagnoses included in cluster analysis*** 83 85 84 85
Patients included in the analysis in 2014, N = 166,095
  Women Men
70–79 years ≥80 years 70–79 years ≥80 years
Total n(%) 51,835 (31.2) 49,940 (30.1) 38,127 (22.9) 26,193 (15.8)
Number of diagnoses*, n(%)     
 2 3220 (6.2) 2026 (4.1) 2811 (7.4) 1125 (4.3)
 [3–5] 16,662 (32.1) 12,144 (24.3) 13,879 (36.4) 6818 (26.0)
 [6–9] 21,334 (41.2) 21,316 (42.7) 15,119 (39.6) 11,333 (43.3)
  ≥ 10 10,619 (20.5) 14,454 (28.9) 6318 (16.6) 6917 (26.4)
Median number of diagnoses (IQR)** 6 (4–9) 7 (5–10) 6 (4–8) 7 (5–10)
Number of diagnoses included in cluster analysis*** 80 84 80 82
  1. Abbreviations: IQR Inter-quartile range
  2. *Chi-square test; all p-values < 0.001
  3. **Mann-Whitney test; P < 0.001
  4. ***Chronic diseases with >1% prevalence