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Table 3 Number and proportion of patients by chronic condition

From: Identifying patients with chronic conditions using pharmacy data in Switzerland: an updated mapping approach to the classification of medications

Chronic condition Number of patients Proportion of patients (%)
Acid related disorders 183′211 19.6
Bone diseases (osteoporosis) 22′159 23.8
Cancer 13′105 1.4
Cardiovascular diseases (incl. hypertension) 269′993 29.0
Dementia 16′780 1.8
Diabetes mellitus 50′751 5.4
Epilepsy 27′225 2.9
Glaucoma 33′640 3.6
Gout, Hyperuricemia 16′332 1.8
HIV 1′956 0.2
Hyperlipidemia 114′698 12.3
Intestinal inflammatory diseases 4′542 0.5
Iron deficiency anemia 38′022 4.1
Migraines 11′325 1.2
Pain 261′225 28.0
Parkinson’s disease 10′942 1.2
Psycholgical disorders (sleep disorder, depression) 197′490 21.2
Psychoses 30′024 3.2
Respiratory illness (asthma, COPD) 68′595 7.4
Rheumatologic conditions 336′373 36.1
Thyroid disorders 35′053 3.8
Tuberculosis 799 0.1