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Table 4 Diseases causing the need for home care in detail

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

Year 1997 2004
Central nervous system N = 133 (67.2%) N = 165 (63.2%)
Dementia degenerative n = 65 (32.8%) n = 97 (37.2%)
   vascular n = 57 (28.8%) n = 80 (30.6%)
Congenital n = 11 (5.6%) n = 8 (3.1%)
Toxic (hepatic, uremic, ethylic.) n = 7 (3.5%) n = 14 (5.4%)
Inflammatory (status post.) n = 5 (2,5%) n = 5 (1.9%)
Epileptic n = 4 (2%) n = 8 (3.1%)
Posttraumatic n = 4 (2%) n = 7 (2.7%)
Joints and vertebra N = 84 (42.4%) N = 168 (64.4%)
Degenerative n = 71 (35.8%) n = 153 (58.6%)
Posttraumatic n = 11 (5.6%) n = 25 (9.6%)
Inflammatory (status post) n = 6 (3.0%) n = 24 (9.2%)
Congenital n = 3 (1.5%) n = 5 (1.9%)
Cardiorespiratory and vascular system N = 78 (39.4%) N = 102 (39%)
Coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure n = 70 (35.4%) n = 84 (32.2%)
COPD und asthma n = 11 (5.6%) n = 30 (11.5%)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease n = 8 (4.0%) n = 29 (11.1%)
Metabolic diseases N = 30 (15.2%) N = 60 (23.0%)
Diabetes n = 22 (11,1%) n = 49 (18.8%)
Hepatic n = 6 (3.0%) n = 10 (3.8%)
Renal n = 7 (3.5%) n = 7 (2.7%)
Other diseases N = 64 (32.3%) N = 63 (24.1%)
Marasmus senilis n = 38 (19.2%) n = 25(9.6%)
Blindness n = 14 (7.1%) n = 25 (9.6%)
Deafness n = 14 (7.1%) n = 18 (6.9%)
Terminal malignant disease n = 10 (5.1%) n = 11 (4.2%)
  1. Note: All percentage rates apply to the totality of cases N = 198 (1997) and N = 261 (2004)