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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population (n = 476,252)

From: The extra cost of comorbidity: multiple illnesses and the economic burden of non-communicable diseases

  %
Sex
 Male 48.92
 Female 51.08
Agea
 18–39 34.78
 40–49 18.40
 50–59 16.61
 60–64 7.50
 65–69 6.73
 70–74 4.45
 75–79 4.08
 80–84 3.57
 85–89 2.36
 >89 1.53
  1. aAge group definition was based on the overall age-specific prevalence of the 10 selected chronic diseases; broader age groups (10/20 years) were used for individuals under 60 in order to obtain sufficiently sized age groups