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Research Article

Different Multimorbidity Measures Result in Varying Estimated Levels of Physical Quality of Life in Individuals with Multimorbidity: A Cross-Sectional Study in the General Population

Table 3

Main characteristics of the individuals with multimorbidity, depending on the multimorbidity measure.

Measure of multimorbidityMM2+ MM3+
21 conditions ()6 conditions ()21 conditions ()6 conditions ()

Age: mean (SD) 55.0 (11.4)59.0 (9.7)56.3 (10.6)59.5 (8.7)
Males: (%) 455 (41.7)111 (46.8)352 (42.1)33 (50.0)
Socioeconomic status: (%)
 Low165 (15.1)50 (22.4)137 (16.4)17 (28.3)
 Middle-low227 (20.8)47 (21.1) 176 (21.1)13 (21.7)
 Middle-high 456 (41.8)96 (43.0)346 (41.4)28 (46.7)
 Elite group 200 (18.3)30 (13.5)143 (17.1)2 (3.3)
Chronic conditions: mean number (SD)
 As documented by the 21-c. list4.2 (2.1)6.1 (2.3)4.8 (1.2)7.8 (2.4)
 As documented by the 6-c. list0.9 (0.9)2.3 (0.6)1.1 (0.9)3.2 (0.5)

SD: standard deviation; Socioeconomic classes were derived from a data-driven combination of the following variables: education level, perceived financial situation, house ownership, presence or absence of medical insurance, and possession of a retirement plan; 21-condition list; 6-condition list.
Missing data for each variable are not reported in this table because their number differed depending on the group considered. They ranged from 2 missing values (age, MM3+, 6 conditions) to 43 missing values (socioeconomic status, MM2+, 21 conditions).

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