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Table 2 Sociodemographic and clinical-care characteristics of chronic patients > 65 years, overall and according to risk level by adjusted morbidity groups (AMG)

From: Chronic diseases in the geriatric population: morbidity and use of primary care services according to risk level

Variables
n (%)
Low risk
1628 (49.5)
Medium risk
1293 (39.3)
High risk
371 (11.2)
P
Sociodemographic variables
 Agea 76.2 (7.9) 79.2 (7.7) 82.2 (7.4) < 0.01
 Men 522 (32.1) 438 (33.9) 165 (44.5) < 0.01
 Women 1106 (67.9) 855 (66.1) 206 (55.5)
 Origin: Spain 1331 (81.8) 1146 (88.6) 324 (87.3)  
  Another European country 58 (3.6) 32 (2.5) 6 (1.6) < 0.01
   Rest of the world 239 (14.7) 115 (8.9) 41 (11.1)  
Clinical-care variables
 Immobilized 44 (2.7) 123 (9.5) 119 (32.1) < 0.01
  Institutionalized 63 (3.9) 51 (3.9) 40 (10.8) < 0.01
  Primary Caregiver 23 (1.4) 100 (7.7) 95 (25.6) < 0.01
  Need for home support 12 (0.7) 38 (2.9) 27 (7.3) < 0.01
  Palliative Care 2 (0.1) 6 (0.5) 24 (6.5) < 0.01
  Number of chronic diseasesa 2.6 (1.2) 4.5 (1.5) 7 (2.3) < 0.01
  Multimorbidity 1302 (80) 1270 (98.2) 371 (100) < 0.01
  Complexity indexa 5.6 (2) 12.7 (2.7) 30.4 (12) < 0.01
  Polymedicated 466 (28.6) 767 (59.3) 317 (85.4) < 0.01
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