Journal article

The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on multimorbidity at different ages: a cross-sectional study

Gary McLean, Jane Gunn, Sally Wyke, Bruce Guthrie, Graham CM Watt, David N Blane, Stewart W Mercer

British Journal of General Practice | ROYAL COLL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity occurs at a younger age in individuals in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation but little is known about the 'typology' of multimorbidity in different age groups and its association with socioeconomic status. AIM: To characterise multimorbidity type and most common conditions in a large nationally representative primary care dataset in terms of age and deprivation. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional analysis of 1 272 685 adults in Scotland. METHOD: Multimorbidity type of participants (physical-only, mental-only, mixed physical, and mental) and most common conditions were analysed according to age and deprivation. RESULTS: Multimorbidity increased with age, rang..

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Grants

Awarded by Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates


Awarded by Chief Scientist Office


Funding Acknowledgements

The Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates (Applied Research Programme Grant ARPG/07/1), funded the work; the Scottish School of Primary Care, which part supported Stewart W Mercer's post and the development of the Applied Research Programme; NHS Education for Scotland (NES), funded David N Blane's post