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Table 2 Prevalence in the general population and primary care practices according to different operational definitions of multimorbidity

From: Prevalence of self-reported multimorbidity in the general population and in primary care practices: a cross-sectional study

  General population prevalence (95 % confidence interval) Primary care prevalence (95 % confidence interval) Difference %
MM 2+ 59.4 (56.8–61.8) 69.5 (66.0–72.6) 10.1
MM 3+ 43.7 (41.2–46.2) 54.4 (50.6–57.8) 10.7
DBMA 10+ 16.9 (15.2–18.8) 26.5 (23.2–29.4) 9.6
  1. MM 2+ subjects with two or more chronic conditions; MM 3+ subjects with three or more chronic conditions; DBMA 10+ subjects with DBMA score of 10 or higher