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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the patient sample

From: Implementation of chronic illness care in German primary care practices – how do multimorbid older patients view routine care? A cross-sectional study using multilevel hierarchical modeling

Characteristicsa  
Mean age (yrs), mean (SD) 74.4 (5.2)
Sex, n (%)  
 Female 1891 (59.3)
 Male 1298 (40.7)
Education (in CASMIN grades), n (%)  
 Grade 1 (low) 1986 (62.3)
 Grade 2 (medium) 856 (26.8)
 Grade 3 (high) 347 (10.9)
Five most prevalent conditions in sample, n (%)  
 Hypertension 2483 (77.9)
 Lipid metabolism disorders 1867 (58.5)
 Chronic low back pain 1577 (49.5)
 Joint arthrosis 1382 (43.3)
 Diabetes mellitus 1199 (37.6)
Number of chronic conditions, mean (SD) 7.0 (2.5)
Weighted count of chronic conditions, mean (SD)b 11.3 (5.1)
  1. aThese analyses are based on n = 3189 patients; missing PACIC sum scores were imputed.
  2. bbased on a list of 46 chronic conditions.