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Table 1 Characteristics of the 19 multimorbid patients interviewed for the study

From: Coping with multimorbidity in old age – a qualitative study

  Number of patients
Gender  
Female 13
Male 6
Age  
65–69 years 4
70–74 years 2
75–79 years 8
80–85 years 5
Mean age 75 years
Marital status  
Married 11
Divorced 2
Widowed 6
Number of children  
0 2
1 6
2 6
3 2
4 2
5 1
Mean number of children 2
Education  
No degree 4
Lower secondary (,,Volksschule“) 11
Higher secondary (,,Mittlere Reife“) 4
Vocational training  
Yes 11
No 8
Active at the labour market during lifetime  
Yes 19
Years treated by current GP  
0–5 years 1
6–10 years 5
11–15 years 8
More than 15 years 5
Mean years 13 years