Table 3

Summary of studies reporting comorbidities with cancer.

Comorbidity Study

Study Quality Score/8

Arthritis

(%)

Asthma

(%)

CVD

(%)

Diabetes

(%)

Hypertension

(%)

Mental health problem

(%)


Cancer


NHS 2004–05 [2] ≥ 65 yrs n = 3,212 self-report all conditions (malignant neoplasm prevalence 6.1%)

7

55.7

15.1

14.6

9.0

-

16.1


NHS 2004–05 [2] ≥ 25 yrs n = 17,202 self-report all conditions (malignant neoplasm prevalence 1.7%)

7

43.8

6.1

18.3

8.8

-

7.1

Valery et al, 2006 [52] all ages (85% ≥ 40 yrs) n = 810, non-indigenous patients identified from cancer registry, comorbidities hospital administrative data and medical records

5

-

12.0 (Respiratory Disease)

5.0 (ACS)a

6.0

8.0

-


-, not reported; a ACS; Acute Coronary Syndrome

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