Table 2.

Crude, sex- and age-standardised patient multimorbidity rate, DADI score, rate of older patients, and rate of female patients according to physical multimorbidity quartiles

VariablesPhysical multimorbidity quartiles, median (IQR)
All (N= 1676)Lowest (N= 422)Second (N= 416)Third (N= 419)Highest (N= 419)
Crude rate of patients with multimorbidity, per 100 patients4.4 (3.7 to 5.2)3.1 (2.6 to 3.4)4.1 (3.8 to 4.2)4.8 (4.5 to 5.0)5.9 (5.5 to 6.4)
Sex- and age-standardised multimorbidity rate, per 100 patients4.5 (4.0 to 5.0)4.1 (3.7 to 4.8)4.2 (3.8 to 4.6)4.4 (4.1 to 5.0)4.9 (4.5 to 5.4)
DADIscore26.0 (22.0 to 30.8)24.3 (20.0 to 30.3)24.3 (19.8 to 28.0)26.1 (22.8 to 30.0)29.4 (25.0 to 33.5)
Rate of patients aged ≥65 years, per 100 patients18.8 (14.6 to 22.5)12.2 (8.8 to 15.4)17.5 (15.0 to 20.0)20.5 (17.7 to 22.9)23.4 (21.1 to 26.4)
Rate of female patients, per 100 patients50.6 (48.9 to 53.1)52.9 (50.0 to 56.9)50.7 (49.4 to 52.4)50.0 (48.5 to 52.0)49.7 (47.3 to 51.4)
  • DADI = Danish Deprivation Index. IQR = interquartile range.