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Table 2 Combinations with a prevalence over 5%

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

Problem combination Prevalence% n Yules Q (CI)
Hypertension - Osteoarthritis 24.3% 132 0.11 (−0.06-0.28)
Hypertension -EENT 17.0% 92 0.30 (0.12-0.46)
Hypertension - Psychiatric system 11.0% 60 0.13 (−0.08-0.32)
Hypertension - Neurological system 10.1% 55 0.06 (−0.15-0.27)
Hypertension – Diabetes 8.8% 48 0.32 (0.07-0.55)
Hypertension - Lipid disorder 8.7% 46 0.28 (0.04-0.49)
Hypertension - Upper gastrointestinal system 8.5% 46 0.28 (0.04-0.47)
Hypertension - COPD 7.9% 43 0.17 (−0.07-0.40)
Hypertension - Overweight 7.9% 43 0.39 (0.13-0.61)
Hypertension - Heart failure 7.7% 42 0.47 (0.21-0.67)
Hypertension – Social problem 7.7% 42 0.16 (−0.10-0.38)
Hypertension - Rhythm disorder 7.4% 40 0.16 (−0.10-0.40)
Hypertension - Renal system 7.0% 38 0.52 (0.26-0.74)
Hypertension - Ischemic Heart Disease 6.6% 36 −0.04 (−0.29-0.18)
Osteoarthritis - EENT system 15.8% 86 0.22 (0.04-0.40)
Osteoarthritis - Psychiatric system 12.1% 66 0.29 (0.08-0.48)
Osteoarthritis - Neurological system 10.3% 56 0.11 (− 0.10-0.32)
Osteoarthritis - Upper gastrointestinal system 9.2% 50 0.36 (0.15-0.57)
Osteoarthritis – Social problem 8.5% 46 0.30 (0.07-0.51)
Osteoarthritis - Lipid disorder 7.5% 41 0.15 (−0.08-0.37)
Osteoarthritis - Rhythm disorder 7.5% 41 0.22 (−0.03-0.46)
Osteoarthritis - overweight 7.4% 40 0.32 (0.07-0.55)
Osteoarthritis - ischemic heart disease 7.0% 38 0.05 (−0.21-0.29)
Osteoarthritis – COPD 6.4% 35 −0.04 (−0.26-0.19)
Osteoarthritis – diabetes 6.3% 34 −0.07 (−0.32-0.14)
Osteoarthritis - Lower gastrointestinal system 6.1% 33 0.54 (0.27-0.75)
Osteoarthritis - Heart failure 5.2% 28 −0.01 (−0.29-0.25)
Osteoarthritis - Depression 5.2% 28 0.41 (0.11-0.67)
EENT system - Neurological system 9.2% 50 0.46 (0.27-0.61)
EENT system - Psychiatric system 6.6% 36 0.11 (−0.15-0.33)
EENT – Social problem 5.7% 31 0.31 (0.07-0.52)
EENT system - Upper gastrointestinal system 5.5% 30 0.25 (−0.01-0.47)
EENT system - Rhythm disorder 5.3% 29 0.31 (0.05-0.53)
EENT system – COPD 5.1% 28 0.21 (−0.06-0.43)
Psychiatric system – Social problem 6.8% 37 0.66 (0.49-0.80)
Psychiatric system - Neurological system 5.7% 31 0.27 (0.03-0.47)
Psychiatric system - Upper gastrointestinal system 5.1% 28 0.43 (0.17-0.62)
Cataract- Hypertension 5.7% 31 0.35 (0.07-0.61)
Diabetes - Overweight 5.2% 28 0.74 (0.57-0.84)
  1. CI = Confidence Interval. n = proportion and number of patients with this combination.