TableĀ 4

Number in the sample with 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 chronic conditions and prevalence in the population, and the proportion of the population in each group with limitation in daily activities, self-rated health and poor quality of life

Number of conditionsNPrevalence (%)Limitation in daily activitiesSelf-rated healthPoor quality of life
Per centOR95% CIPer centOR95% CIPer centOR95% CI
0294751.59.2Ref11.9Ref8.9Ref
1233837.236.65.08***4.21 to 6.1236.43.83***3.23 to 4.5318.72.17***1.77 to 2.67
25999.36515.53***11.81 to 20.4268.113.76***10.62 to 17.8433.94.59***3.50 to 6.01
31171.885.647.46***24.44 to 92.1686.838.26***20.02 to 73.1345.87.01***4.36 to 11.27
4170.381.731.48***7.43 to 133.489.545.21***10.79 to 189.447.26.55***1.64 to 26.17
  • ***p Value <0.001.

  • ORs for each outcome with respect to the group with 0 chronic conditions are adjusted for age, sex, marital status, source of the data and SES.

  • SES, socioeconomic status.