International Journal of Family Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Chronic Condition Clusters and Polypharmacy among Adults

Table 1

Weighted percentages of chronic condition clusters by sample characteristics. Medical expenditure panel survey, 2009.

CM onlyMusc. onlyResp. onlyCM and Musc.CM and Resp.Musc. and Resp.CM, Musc, and Resp.

All34.319.57.525.14.02.96.9
Gender ***
 Women28.021.08.226.74.13.78.4
 Men42.217.66.623.03.81.95.0
Age in years ***
 22–3924.733.124.87.82.84.72.0
 40–4934.026.89.616.74.43.74.7
 50–6437.818.53.525.33.82.78.2
 65–6938.39.32.732.74.73.19.2
 70–7436.811.22.235.24.31.29.0
 75 and older32.99.31.642.04.50.98.8
Race/ethnicity ***
 White32.520.07.725.34.13.27.1
 African American42.713.15.626.44.41.26.6
 Latino36.021.37.823.13.62.55.8
 Other38.921.57.421.82.81.85.8
Health insurance ***
 Private36.420.78.322.53.62.95.6
 Public29.112.84.234.85.12.611.4
 Uninsured33.128.010.617.03.53.54.3
Poverty status ***
 Poor27.018.87.326.94.93.911.3
 Near poor31.316.66.228.65.23.19.1
 Middle income34.019.48.425.33.62.86.5
 High income38.121.07.422.73.42.54.9
Total visits ***
 1st quartile40.627.312.312.22.82.62.1
 2nd quartile41.817.88.921.53.91.84.4
 3rd quartile33.917.65.828.64.02.37.7
 4th quartile24.017.64.633.24.84.411.3

Note: Based on 10,528 adults alive at the end of 2009, reported having at least one chronic condition (cardio-metabolic, musculoskeletal, or respiratory condition). All analyses accounted for complex survey design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Asterisks represent statistically significant group differences based on chi-square tests. CM: Cardio-metabolic; Musc.: musculoskeletal; Resp.: respiratory.
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