Baseline characteristics of the participants according to the presence/absence of one chronic disease.

<p>*As opposed to living independently but with others.</p><p>ADL, Activities of Daily Living (measured with Katz ADL, 0–6, higher score indicates worse function).</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 cell.</p>