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Table 1 Characteristics of multimorbidity and health care utilization

From: Co- and multimorbidity patterns in primary care based on episodes of care: results from the German CONTENT project

Age Group (Years) Gender Patients (%) Average number of chronic conditions per patient in YCG (± SE) Average number of different prescriptions per patient in YCG (± SE) Average number of referrals per patient in YCG (± SE)
<20 male 2316 (41.1) 0.32 ± 0.19 2.64 ± 0.21 1.57 ± 0.11
  female 3324 (58.9) 0.32 ± 0.18 2.56 ± 0.12 1.80 ± 0.12
20–29 male 1847 (37.9) 0.41 ± 0.21 2.05 ± 0.27 1.85 ± 0.13
  female 3028 (62.1) 0.50 ± 0.19 2.33 ± 0.15 2.38 ± 0.11
30–39 male 2110 (38.9) 0.61 ± 0.21 2.43 ± 0.23 2.07 ± 0.14
  female 3322 (61.1) 0.69 ± 0.18 2.45 ± 0.12 2.62 ± 0.09
40–49 male 2868 (41.5) 0.81 ± 0.17 2.64 ± 0.19 2.35 ± 0.12
  female 4051 (58.5) 0.91 ± 0.15 2.77 ± 0.13 3.04 ± 0.05
50–59 male 2324 (44.3) 1.13 ± 0.18 3.52 ± 0.19 2.85 ± 0.11
  female 2919 (55.7) 1.18 ± 0.17 3.50 ± 0.15 3.64 ± 0.12
60–69 male 2279 (44.9) 1.33 ± 0.19 4.45 ± 0.19 3.43 ± 0.11
  female 2791 (55.1) 1.43 ± 0.16 4.55 ± 0.16 3.85 ± 0.09
70–79 male 1568 (42.0) 1.67 ± 0.22 5.70 ± 0.31 3.75 ± 0.18
  female 2161 (58.0) 1.68 ± 0.19 5.67 ± 0.22 3.88 ± 0.12
≥80 male 737 (25.3) 1.60 ± 0.43 6.51 ± 0.69 3.78 ± 0.40
  female 2174 (74.7) 1.53 ± 0.21 6.57 ± 0.24 3.36 ± 0.15