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Table 2 Socio-demographic data of patients at baseline (n = 3,189)

From: The influence of age, gender and socio-economic status on multimorbidity patterns in primary care. first results from the multicare cohort study

Gender  
Age (at baseline interview): mean ± sd 74.4 ± 5.2 years
- male 40.7%
- female 59.3%
Education (in CASMIN grade)  
- grade 1 (low)
- grade 2 (medium)
62.3%
26.8%
- grade 3 (high) 10.9%
Household-size adjusted net income per month: mean ± sd 1412 ± 704 €
[n = 2,793]
Home ownership 40.3%
[n = 3,149]
Former occupation(in degree of autonomy on a 5 point scale with 1 = low and 5 = high): mean ± sd 2.9 ± 1.1
[n = 3,128]
Marital status  
- never married 5.9%
- married 56.2%
- estranged (living in seperate homes) 2.3%
- divorced 8.0%
- widowed 27.7%
[n = 3,188]
Household type  
- living in private home alone 35.4%
- living in private home with spouse 57.9%
- living in private home with family members 4.1%
- living in private home with other persons 0.7%
- living in assisted living 1.7%
- living in retirement home 0.3%
- living in nursing home 0**
Nursing dependency level  
- no nursing dependency 95.6%
- dependency level 1 3.4%
- dependency level 2 1.0%
- dependency level 3 0.1%
[n = 3,168]
Number of chronic conditions
(based on a list of 46 chronic conditions): mean ± sd
7.0 ± 2.5
  1. n: number of observations; sd: standard deviation; * exclusion-criterion at baseline