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Table 1 Prevalence estimates of common chronic health conditions* among 66,212 adult patients (age20 years) in Swiss primary care

From: Age- and gender-related prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care: the swiss fire project

Chronic health condition (ICPC-2)* All (%) Men (%) Women (%) p-value
Circulatory     
 Ischemic heart disease without angina (K76) 1.09 1.73 0.52 <.001
 Atrial fibrillation/flutter (K78) 1.45 1.63 1.30 0.001
 Hypertension, uncomplicated (K86) 9.37 9.78 9.01 0.037
 Varicose veins of leg (K95) 1.16 0.78 1.50 <.001
Musculoskeletal (Locomotion)     
 Neck syndrome (L83) 1.35 1.23 1.46 0.050
 Back syndrome without radiating pain (L84) 3.20 3.32 3.09 0.142
 Back syndrome with radiating pain (L86) 2.75 2.67 2.84 0.249
 Osteoarthritis of knee (L90) 1.49 1.27 1.69 0.001
 Shoulder syndrome (L92) 1.58 1.52 1.64 0.346
 Osteoporosis (L95) 1.01 0.27 1.68 <.001
Psychological     
 Depressive disorder (P76) 2.40 1.75 3.00 <.001
Respiratory     
 Asthma (R96) 1.54 1.39 1.67 0.005
Skin     
 Dermatitis/atopic eczema (S87) 1.26 1.27 1.25 0.918
Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional     
 Obesity (T82) 2.37 2.42 2.36 0.663
 Diabetes, non-insulin dependent (T90) 3.29 4.04 2.63 <.001
 Lipid disorder (T93) 2.75 3.25 2.3 <.001
  1. ICPC-2=International Classification in Primary Care-2nd version.* Chronic health conditions were defined based on the ICPC-2 classification system using the concept of O`Halloran et al. [3]. Chronic health conditions with a prevalence >1% are listed.