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Table 1 Sociodemographic of 238 older people with multi-morbidity and high health care consumption, living at home

From: Factors related to health-related quality of life in older people with multimorbidity and high health care consumption over a two-year period

Age (years) mean 82 ± 4
Female gender 123 (52%)
Living alone 119 (50%)
Educational level
 -Primary school 142 (69%)
 -Secondary school 40 (17%)
 -Higher education/University 36 (15%)
Normal cognitive function 195 (91%)
Diagnosis according to ICD 10
 01. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99) 107 (45%)
 02. Neoplasma (C00-D48) 95 (40%)
 03. Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders Involving the immune mechanism (D50-D89) 62 (26%)
 04. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90) 114 (48%)
 05. Mental and behavioral disorders (F00-F99) 73 (31%)
 06. Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99) 81 (34%)
 07. Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00-H59) 140 (59%)
 08. Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60-H95) 84 (35%)
 09. Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 225 (94%)
 10. Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99) 120 (50%)
 11. Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93) 126 (53%)
 12. Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99) 99 (42%)
 13. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00- M99) 187 (79%)
  1. ICD International classification of diseases, SD Standard deviation