Table 1

Descriptive statistics of the sample of multimorbid patients, n=888

VariableMean*SD*
Age72.9312.00
Health literacy score (577 missing values)2.870.45
Material deprivation score0.501.27
Social deprivation score1.931.38
Health deprivation Score0.480.68
No of medical visits last year
(one missing value)
12.908.70
No of hospitalisations
(three missing values)
0.540.99
No of chronic conditions
(four missing values)
7.202.86
TBQ score26.7718.60
No of specialists (141 missing values)2.231.27
Severity Index1.750.38
Visual Analogue Scale (EQ5D3L)63.1919.25
VariableCountProp
Sex
 Male4280.48
 Female4600.52
Educational level (one missing value)
 Primary1950.22
 Secondary3370.38
 Tertiary3550.40
Marital status
 Single850.10
 Married4370.49
 Divorced1500.17
 Widowed2160.24
No of drugs
 0–41560.18
 5–62120.24
 7–92760.31
 ≥102440.27
Home nurse (one missing value)
 No7980.90
 Yes890.10
Paramedical† (12 missing values)
 No5720.65
 Yes3040.35
Homecare (one missing value)
 No7550.85
 Yes1320.15
EQ5D3L five dimensions
Mobility
 No problems4970.56
 Moderate problems3860.43
 Severe problems50.01
Self-care
 No problems7850.88
 Moderate problems920.10
 Severe problems110.01
Usual activities
 No problems5430.61
 Moderate problems3280.37
 Severe problems170.02
Pain/discomfort
 No problems2110.24
 Moderate problems5910.67
 Severe problems860.10
Anxiety/depression
 No problems5160.58
 Moderate problems3290.37
 Severe problems430.05
  • *With multiple imputation.

  • †Paramedical includes physiotherapists/occupational therapists.

  • EQ5D3L, EuroQuol 5 Dimension 3 Level; TBQ, Treatment Burden Questionnaire.