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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample (N = 1,050)

From: Effects of multiple chronic conditions on health care costs: an analysis based on an advanced tree-based regression model

Age: mean (SD) 74.4 (5.20) years
Gender: N (%) female 616 (58.67)
Marital status: N (%)  
 Married 598 (56.89)
 Married, but separated 26 (2.47)
 Single 68 (6.47)
 Divorced 69 (6.56)
 Widowed 289 (27.49)
Living situation: N (%)  
 Alone 370 (35.20)
 With spouse/partner 613 (58.32)
 With family members 40 (3.81)
 With others 3 (0.29)
 Assisted living 21 (2.00)
 Retirement home 3 (0.29)
Education: N (%)  
 Low 649 (61.81)
 Medium 297 (28.29)
 High 104 (0.10)
Income: mean (SD) € 1,440 (€ 737)
Number of chronic conditions (SD) 7.0 (2.50)
Type of health insurance: N (%)  
private 45 (4.29)
statutory 1,005 (95.71)