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Table 2 Multimorbidity and all-cause mortality over 7-year median follow-up: Cox’s regression analysis

From: Relationship between multimorbidity, demographic factors and mortality: findings from the UK Biobank cohort

N = 500,769 7-year cumulative mortality Unadjusted number of events = 14,348 Adjusted* (missing values n = 12,045, 2.4%); number of events = 13,570
   Hazard ratios (95% confidence intervals)
No LTC N = 172,593 2408 (1.4%) 1 1
1 LTC N = 163,705 4147 (2.5%) 1.52 (1.45–1.60) 1.46 (1.38–1.54)
2 LTC N = 95,226 3555 (3.7%) 1.98 (1.88–2.08) 1.77 (1.68–1.87)
3 LTC N = 43,120 2213 (5.1%) 2.53 (2.39–2.68) 2.14 (2.01–2.28)
≥ 4 LTC N = 26,125 2025 (7.8%) 3.72 (3.50–3.95) 2.79 (2.61–2.98)
  1. Age as the timescale for both analyses. LTCs long-term conditions. *Adjusted for sex, socioeconomic status based on Townsend score, smoking status, alcohol status, body mass index and physical activity levels reported at baseline