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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and percentage of multimorbidity (≥ 2 chronic conditions)

From: Chronic conditions, multimorbidity, and quality of life among patients attending monk healers and primary care clinics in Thailand

Variable Monk healer (n = 686) Health center (n = 723) Total (N = 1409)
Sample
% (95% CI)
Multimorbidity
% (95% CI)
Sample
% (95% CI)
Multimorbidity
% (95% CI)
Sample
% (95% CI)
Multimorbidity
% (95% CI)
Age group
 19–39 30.6 (27.0, 34.4) 43.0 (35.8, 50.5) 16.1 (13.4, 19.1) 16.7 (10.6, 25.2) 23.1 (20.8, 25.5) 33.2 (27.9, 39.0)
 40–54 39.2 (35.3, 43.1) 42.1 (35.8, 48.6) 33.2 (29.7, 37.0) 33.7 (27.5, 40.4) 36.1 (33.4, 38.9) 38.1 (33.6, 42.7)
 55–93 30.3 (26.7, 34.1) 59.6 (52.1, 66.8) 50.7 (46.8, 54.6) 59.0 (53.3, 64.3) 40.9 (38.1, 43.6) 59.2 (54.7, 63.5)
Sex
 Female 75.5 (71.9, 78.8) 49.3 (44.6, 54.0) 72.7 (69.1, 76.0) 41.5 (37.0, 46.2) 74.1 (71.5, 76.5) 45.4 (42.1, 48.7)
 Male 24.5 (21.2, 28.5) 41.7 (33.6, 50.3) 27.3 (24.0, 30.9) 47.2 (39.6, 54.9) 25.9 (23.5, 28.5) 44.7 (39.1, 50.5)
Formal education
 Primary or less 38.5 (34.7, 42.5) 47.7 (41.0, 54.4) 64.6 (60.8, 68.3) 52.1 (47.1, 57.0) 52.3 (49.2, 54.8) 50.5 (46.5, 54.5)
 Secondary 31.7 (28.0, 35.6) 43.1 (35.9, 50.6) 26.6 (23.2, 30.2) 23.6 (17.7, 30.8) 29.0 (26.5, 31.7) 33.7 (28.9, 39.0)
 Post-secondary 29.8 (26.2, 33.6) 50.9 (43.4, 58.3) 8.8 (6.8, 11.3) 38.5 (26.3, 52.2) 18.9 (16.8, 21.3) 48.0 (41.5, 54.5)
Marital status
 Single/divorced/widowed 41.7 (37.8, 45.7) 53.5 (47.2, 59.7) 22.9 (19.8, 26.3) 48.7 (43.7, 53.7) 32.0 (29.5, 34.7) 48.7 (43.7, 53.7)
 Married/cohabiting 58.3 (54.3, 62.2) 43.4 (38.2, 48.8) 77.1 (73.7, 80.0) 44.0 (40.6, 47.4) 68.0 (65.3, 70.5) 44.0 (410, 47.4)
Employment status
 No 32.0 (28.3, 35.9) 60.1 (52.7, 66.9) 27.9 (24.5, 31.6) 63.8 (56.0, 70.8) 29.9 (37.4, 32.5) 61.2 (56.5, 66.8)
 Yes 68.0 (64.1, 71.7) 42.9 (38.0, 47.9) 72.1 (68.4, 75.5) 36.8 (32.4, 41.4) 70.1 (67.5, 72.6) 39.6 (36.3, 43.0)
In debt
 No/little 75.1 (71.7, 78.2) 38.1 (33.9, 42.5) 76.5 (73.3, 79.4) 33.0 (29.2, 37.1) 75.8 (73.5, 78.0) 35.4 (32.6, 38.4)
 High 24.9 (21.8, 28.3) 55.0 (47.5, 62.4) 23.5 (20.6, 26.7) 58.3 (50.6, 65.6) 24.2 (22.0, 26.5) 56.6 (51.2, 61.9)
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