Association between potential predictors and the incidence of multimorbidity in persons with and without one chronic disease at baseline.

<p>Odds Ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) from multivariate logistic regression models.</p><p><b>*</b>the odd ratios presented are for the continuous and ordinal variables the odds ratio for an increase of one unit/level unless stated otherwise and for the dichotomized variables for presented dichotomy.</p><p>**p<0.05.</p><p>***p<0.10.</p><p>ADL, activities of daily living (0–6, higher score indicates worse function).</p><p>BMI, Body Mass Index.</p><p>CPRS, Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Severity (0–48, higher score indicates more depressive symptoms).</p><p>ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.</p><p>MMSE, mini-mental state examination (0–30, higher score indicates better function).</p><p>WBC, white blood count.</p>