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Table 3 Age-standardized 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+ 53.68 (53.64–53.72) 62.94 (62.90–62.97) 9.3
MM 3+ 37.75 (37.71–37.79) 45.85 (45.81–45.89) 8.1
DBMA 10+ 14.19 (14.16–14.22) 22.94 (22.90–22.97) 8.8
  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