Table 1

Most frequent diagnoses according to age group and gender

Diagnosis [ICD-10]

Total [%]

Female [%]

Male [%]


60-74 years (n = 2127)


Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15]

25.1

23.3

28.6

Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75]

19.0

20.8

15.5

Mood [affective] disorders [F30-F39]

11.9

13.0

7.2

Dorsopathies [M40-M54]

10.7

10.1

12.0

Arthropathies [M00-M25]

9.1

10.1

7.1

Episodic and paroxysmal disorders* [G40-G47]

8.3

9.0

6.8

Other forms of heart disease [I30-I52]

8.3

8.1

8.6

General symptoms and signs [R50-R69]

8.2

8.5

7.7

Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47]

8.0

8.1

7.9

Diabetes mellitus [E10-E14]

6.3

4.4

10.0


75-79 years (n = 396)


Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15]

33.6

31.9

36.6

Other forms of heart disease [I30-I52]

16.4

15.0

19.0

Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75]

12.6

8.3

20.4

Mood [affective] disorders [F30-F39]

10.9

12.6

7.7

Ischaemic heart diseases [I20-I25]

10.6

10.2

11.3

Diabetes mellitus [E10-E14]

10.1

12.2

6.3

Dorsopathies [M40-M54]

9.8

11.8

6.3

Arthropathies [M00-M25]

9.8

10.6

8.5

Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47]

9.3

7.5

12.7

Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders** [F00-F09]

6.8

6.7

7.0


80 years or older (n = 553)


Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15]

39.4

39.6

38.8

Other forms of heart disease [I30-I52]

32.9

33.3

22.3

Ischaemic heart diseases [I20-I25]

16.8

16.7

17.4

Arthropathies [M00-M25]

15.7

17.6

9.1

Dorsopathies [M40-M54]

12.8

12.3

14.9

Episodic and paroxysmal disorders* [G40-G47]

12.3

13.0

9.9

Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders** [F00-F09]

11.6

11.1

13.2

Osteopathies and chondropathies [M80-M94]

9.9

12.3

1.7

Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47]

9.8

8.8

13.2

Mood [affective] disorders [F30-F39]

9.4

9.5

9.1

Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75]

9.4

8.6

12.4


* including sleep disorders, ** including dementia

Jeschke et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-48

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