Table 3

Prevalence of chronic conditions and rank order in the sample, overall and by gender
Chronic condition Prevalence in % (rank)
Overall n = 1,050 Female n = 616 Male n = 434
Hypertension 79.4% (1) 79.5% (1) 79.3% (1)
Lipid metabolism disorders 59.4% (2) 57.5% (2) 62.2% (2)
Chronic low back pain 51.0% (3) 57.4% (3) 42.2% (5)
Joint arthrosis 43.4% (4) 50.2% (4) 33.9% (6)
Diabetes mellitus 38.2% (5) 34.4% (7) 43.5% (3)
Chronic ischemic heart disease 32.7% (6) 25.2% (11) 43.3% (4)
Obesity 31.3% (7) 35.6% (6) 25.3% (11)
Thyroid dysfunction 31.0% (8) 38.8% (5) 20.1% (14)
Cardiac arrhythmias 28.5% (9) 26.5% (10) 31.3% (7)
Osteoporosis 26.4% (10) 30.7% (8) 5.8% (33)
Asthma/COPD 23.5% (11) 20.9% (13) 27.2% (9)
Lower limb varicosis 23.1% (12) 29.4% (9) 14.3% (20.5)
Purine/pyrimidine metabolism disorders/Gout 20.2% (13) 15.3% (16.5) 27.2% (10)
Severe vision reduction 19.0% (14) 18.5% (14) 19.8% (15)
Cancer 18.1% (15) 15.3% (16.5) 22.1% (13)
Depression 17.3% (16) 21.9% (12) 10.8% (24)
Atherosclerosis/PAOD 17.2% (17) 12.7% (18) 23.7% (12)
Intestinal diverticulosis 15.4% (18) 16.1% (15) 14.5% (19)
Neuropathies 13.7% (19) 11.0% (20.5) 17.5% (16)
Chronic gastritis/GERD 13.1% (20) 12.3% (19) 14.3% (20.5)
Cardiac insufficiency 12.6% (21) 11.0% (20.5) 14.8% (18)
Renal insufficiency 12.4% (22) 9.6% (24) 16.5% (17)
Prostatic hyperplasia 11.7% (23) - 28.3% (8)
Cerebral ischemia/Chronic stroke 11.2% (24) 9.7% (22) 13.3% (22)
Cardiac valve disorders 9.1% (25) 8.9% (27) 9.5% (26)
Haemorrhoids 9.0% (26) 5.4% (31.5) 12.7% (23)
Dizziness 8.8% (27) 9.6% (24) 7.7% (28)
Chronic cholecystitis/Gallstones 8.1% (28) 8.0% (28) 8.3% (27)
Liver diseases 7.9% (29) 6.3% (29) 10.1% (25)
Somatoform disorders 7.4% (30) 9.1% (26) 5.1% (34)
Urinary incontinence 7.3% (31) 9.6% (24) 4.2% (35)
Insomnia 5.0% (32) 4.2% (35) 6.2% (31)
Severe hearing loss 4.7% (33) 3.4% (37) 6.4% (29)
Anemia 4.6% (34) 3.2% (38) 6.5% (30)
Psoriasis 4.2% (35) 2.9% (39) 6.0% (32)
Rheumatoid arthritis/Chronic polyarthritis 4.0% (36) 5.5% (30) 1.3% (40)
Anxiety 3.7% (37) 4.6% (33.5) 2.5% (37)
Allergies 3.6% (38) 4.6% (33.5) 2.3% (38.5)
Migraine/chronic headache 3.5% (39) 5.4% (31.5) 0.9% (41)
Parkinson’s disease 2.3% (40) 2.0% (40) 2.8% (36)
Noninflammatory gynaecological problems 2.1% (41) 3.6% (36) -
Urinary tract calculi 1.5% (42) 1.0% (41) 2.3% (38.5)

COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; GERD = Gastroesophageal reflux disease; PAOD = Peripheral artery occlusive disease.

König et al.

König et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:219   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-219

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