Skip to main content

Table 2 Prevalence of longstanding conditions and multimorbidity in Scottish Health Survey 2003

From: Double trouble: the impact of multimorbidity and deprivation on preference-weighted health related quality of life a cross sectional analysis of the Scottish Health Survey

  No. of subjects % SIMD1 % SIMD2 % SIMD3 % SIMD4 % SIMD5 %
Total sample 7,054 100% 1,362 19% 1,558 22% 1,609 23% 1,387 21% 1,139 16%
Age group
20-44 2,819 40% 527 39% 601 39% 609 38% 610 44% 472 41%
(mean, sd)    (34.5, 6.6)   (34.9, 6.4)   (34.7, 6.8)   (33.1, 6.7)   (33.1, 7.3)  
45-64 2,639 37% 572 42% 591 38% 603 37% 463 33% 410 36%
(mean, sd)    (53.9, 5.4)   (54.1,5.6)   (54.5, 5.6)   (54.9,5.7)   (53.8,5.8)  
65+ 1,596 23% 262 19% 366 23% 397 25% 314 23% 257 23%
(mean, sd, max) (72.7, 6.2,95)   (72.7, 6.2,95)   (74.2, 6.4,96)   (73.7, 6.7,92)   (73.9, 6.5,95)   (73.7, 6.7,94)  
No of conditions
0 3,937 56% 916 67% 895 57% 884 55% 717 52% 526 46%
1 1,875 27% 319 23% 417 27% 444 28% 386 28% 309 27%
2 822 12% 89 7% 161 10% 207 13% 177 13% 188 17%
3+ 420 6% 38 3% 85 5% 74 5% 107 8% 116 10%
Rates of multimorbidity
Total 1,242 18% 127 9% 246 16% 281 18% 284 21% 304 27%
20-44 216 8% 18 3% 37 6% 56 9% 46 8% 59 13%
45-64 505 19% 57 10% 93 16% 104 17% 119 26% 132 32%
65+ 521 33% 52 20% 116 32% 121 31% 119 38% 113 44%