Age- and gender-related prevalence estimates of multimorbidity based on three different definitions. The upper panel presents estimates of multimorbidity defined as two or more chronic health conditions from different ICPC-2 rubrics, the middle panel those defined as two or more chronic health conditions from different ICPC-2 chapters, and the lower panel those defined as involvement of two or more medical specialties. On the x-axis, prevalence of multimorbidity is presented. On the y-axis, age is stratified in seven age groups. grey bars represent the estimates for women and white bars those for men.
Rizza et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:113 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-113