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Table 4 Prevalence estimates by sex without adjustment in samples from the general population and primary care practices according to different operational definitions of multimorbidity (MM)

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

  General population % (n with MM/total sample) p value* Primary care % (n with MM/total sample) p value
Males Females Males Females
MM 2+ 59.5 (416/699) 59.3 (604/1019) 0.921 70.4 (178/253) 69.0 (370/536) 0.706
MM 3+ 42.5 (297/699) 44.6 (454/1019) 0.397 53.8 (136/253) 54.7 (293/536) 0.811
DBMA 10+ 14.9 (104/699) 18.4 (187/1019) 0.059 28.5 (72/253) 25.6 (137/536) 0.389
  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
  2. * Chi square