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Table 3 Prevalence of disability per disease and age group

From: Distribution and determinants of functioning and disability in aged adults - results from the German KORA-Age study

  Total (n = 4077) 65-69 (n = 1333) 70-79 (n = 1987) > = 80 (n = 757)
  n (% disabled) n (% disabled) n (% disabled) n (% disabled)
No disease 988 (24.5%) 479 (15.9%) 425 (28.7%) 84 (52.4%)
Pulmonal disease 425 (62.8%) 117 (43.6%) 217 (64.5%) 91 (83.5%)
Joint disease 667 (64.5%) 187 (55.1%) 338 (62.7%) 142 (81.0%)
Gastrointestinal disease 357 (57.1%) 107 (34.6%) 183 (60.7%) 67 (83.6%)
Heart disease 1072 (56.6%) 234 (40.6%) 553 (52.6%) 285 (77.5%)
Stroke 278 (69.8%) 54 (50.0%) 141 (70.9%) 83 (80.7%)
Kidney disease 166 (60.8%) 39 (28.2%) 90 (64.4%) 37 (86.5%)
Liver disease 95 (54.7%) 33 (45.5%) 46 (52.2%) 16 (81.2%)
Cancer 178 (50.0%) 58 (32.8%) 83 (48.2%) 37 (81.1%)
Diabetes 702 (57.1%) 178 (35.4%) 363 (59.0%) 161 (77.0%)
Fracture in last 5 years 419 (61.1%) 112 (37.5%) 212 (61.8%) 95 (87.4%)
Neurologic Disease 136 (72.1%) 33 (54.5%) 70 (72.9%) 33 (87.9%)
Eye Disease 1568 (55.4%) 314 (36.6%) 773 (49.8%) 481 (76.5%)