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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of the Study Population, SHARE 2013–2015 (n = 25,293)

From: Associations between prevalent multimorbidity combinations and prospective disability and self-rated health among older adults in Europe

CharacteristicN (%)a / Mean (SE)
Female14,082 (56.82)
Age, mean74.67 (0.13)
Body Mass Index, mean26.82 (0.16)
Current Smoking2,975 (11.13)
Higher Education6,349 (19.71)
Partnered17,090 (59.54)
Chronic conditions
 Myocardial Infarction3,953 (15.42)
 Hypertension12,296 (48.76)
 Stroke1,229 (4.66)
 Diabetes4,025 (16.61)
 Cancer1,587 (7.05)
 Lung Disease1,708 (7.80)
 High depressive symptoms6,883 (30.5)
 Parkinson’s282 (1.11)
 Arthritis7,365 (34.08)
 Alzheimer’s395 (1.61)
 Number of chronic diseases, mean1.68 (0.04)
 ADL & IADL index, mean0.81 (0.06)
Self-Rated Health
 Excellent1,499 (4.81)
 Very Good3,683 (11.31)
 Good9,169 (38.29)
 Fair8,067 (33.09)
 Poor2,875 (12.51)
 Self-Rated Health, mean2.37 (0.05)
Countries
 Austria1,694 (2.34)
 Germany1,967 (26.89)
 Sweden2,258 (3.25)
 Spain2,863 (14.14)
 Italy2,049 (21.65)
 France1,726 (18.25)
 Denmark1,542 (1.77)
 Switzerland1,419 (2.74)
 Belgium2,113 (3.42)
 Israel899 (1.20)
 Czech Republic2,431 (3.18)
 Luxembourg465 (0.11)
 Slovenia1,232 (0.64)
 Estonia2,635 (0.42)
  1. aValues are unweighted counts and weighted percentages
  2. ADL Activities of daily living
  3. IADL Instrumental activities of daily living