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Table 3 Groups of diseases causing the need for home care

From: Characteristics and trends in required home care by GPs in Austria: diseases and functional status of patients

Year 1997 2004
  N = 198 N = 261
Diseases of the CNS n = 133 (67.2%) n = 165 (63.2%)
*ICD 10: F00, F01, G20, G30, G31, G35, G46, G80, G81, G83, I61, I63, I64, T90 (unpaired p = 0.83, paired p = 0.22, combination p = 0.18)
Diseases of joints and vertebra† n = 84 (42.4%) n = 168 (64.9%)
*ICD 10: M05, M06, M15, M16, M17, M42, M47, M51, M53, M80 (unpaired p = 0.03, paired p = 0.08, combination p = 0.002)
Diseases of the cardiovascular system n = 78 (39.4%) n = 102 (39.2%)
*ICD 10: I08, I11, I20, I25, I42, I50, J42, J43, J45 (unpaired p = 0.75, paired p = 0.94, combination p = 0.7)
Metabolic diseases‡ n = 30 (15.2%) n = 60 (23.0%)
*ICD 10: E10, E11, K71, K74, N18 (unpaired p = 0.59, paired p = 0.03, combination p = 0.019)
Other diseases n = 64 (32.2%) n = 63 (24.2%)
*ICD10: C00–C97, E41, E64, H54, H80 (unpaired p = 0.34, paired p = 0.69, combination p = 0.23)
  1. *To point out the most frequent diseases of each group as they are coded by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10) system.
  2. †Significant difference in the frequency of the diseases of joints and vertebra between 1997 and 2004.
  3. ‡There is a trend of an increasing frequency of metabolic diseases between 1997 and 2004.