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Table 1 Prevalence of the 23 problems selected for further analysis of combinations

From: A practice-based analysis of combinations of diseases in patients aged 65 or older in primary care

Problem Prevalence% n
Hypertension 48,4% 263
Osteoarthritis 47,3% 257
EENT (eye, ear, nose, throat) system 28.5% 155
Psychiatric system 20.6% 112
Neurological system 19.8% 108
Upper gastrointestinal system 14.5% 79
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 14,2% 77
Diabetes 14,2% 77
Ischemic heart disease 14,2% 77
Lipid disorder 14,0% 76
Social problem 14.0% 76
Cardiac rhythm disorder 13,3% 72
Overweight 12% 65
Heart failure 11% 60
Renal system 9.3% 52
Nicotine abuse 9,4% 51
Lower gastrointestinal system 8.3% 45
Depression 7,7% 42
TIA (transient ischemic attack)/CVA (cerebrovascular accident) 7,2% 39
Cancer 7,2% 39
Osteoporosis 6,8% 37
Hepatic system 3.5% 19
Alcohol abuse 2,9% 16