Table 1

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

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.

Rizza et al.

Rizza et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:113   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-113

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