Table 1

Independent associations between multimorbiditya and age, sex, and deprivation

VariableOdds ratio95% confidence intervalP-value
Age (per 10-year increase; range ≥18 years)1.781.76 to 1.81<0.001
Sex (reference category: male)1.231.18 to 1.28<0.001
Deprivation (per 10-unit increase in Townsend score)2.081.95 to 2.22<0.001
  • a Multimorbidity is defined as having more than one condition in the Quality and Outcomes Framework. All variables are adjusted for each other. n = 99 624 due to missing deprivation data for 373 individuals.