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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study sample

From: The association between multimorbidity and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional survey among community middle-aged and elderly residents in southern China

   Sample(N = 18,137)
Age, mean (SD) 61.36 (10.79)
Age group, years, n (%) 45~54 5915 (32.6)
55~64 5286 (29.1)
65~74 4722 (26.0)
75~ 2214 (12.2)
Gender, n (%) Male 8637 (47.6)
Female 9500 (52.4)
Marital status, n (%) Single a 2173 (12.0)
Married 15,964 (88.0)
Education level, n (%) Primary school or lower 15,784 (87.0)
Middle school 1745 (9.6)
High school or above 608 (3.4)
Employment status, n (%) Unemployed 11,282 (62.2)
Employed 6855 (37.8)
Number of chronic diseases, n (%) 0 9376 (51.7)
1 4988 (27.5)
2 2329 (12.8)
3 906 (5.0)
> = 4 538 (3.0)
EQ-5D vas, mean (SD)   76.02 (13.66)
EQ-5D problems, n (%) Some problems 3337 (18.4)
No problem 14,800 (81.6)
EQ-5D index, mean (SD) 0.95 (0.14)
  1. a.Single: unmarried, divorced, widowed