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Table 3 Prevalence of chronic diseases and comorbidities, in the population aged 65 and over in the Basque Country

From: Prevalence of multimorbidity according to the deprivation level among the elderly in the Basque Country

Diseases Men Women Both sexes Only this chronic condition At least one more At least two more At least three more At least four more
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Hypertension 117907 (53%) 156985 (55%) 274892 (54%) 39725 (14%) 235167 (86%) 173639 (63%) 115512 (42%) 71671 (26%)
Diabetes mellitus 41477 (19%) 43783 (15%) 85260 (17%) 4014 (5%) 81246 (95%) 66366 (78%) 47984 (56%) 31943 (37%)
Degenerative joint disease 17032 (8%) 44950 (16%) 61982 (12%) 3775 (6%) 58207 (94%) 48583 (78%) 35822 (58%) 23981 (39%)
Treated dyspepsia 20726 (9%) 38328 (13%) 59054 (12%) 1825 (3%) 57229 (97%) 49973 (85%) 38925 (66%) 27220 (46%)
Anxiety & other neurotic, stress-related & somatoform disorders 15047 (7%) 42496 (15%) 57543 (11%) 4785 (8%) 52758 (92%) 44513 (77%) 33452 (58%) 22900 (40%)
Atrial fibrillation 22726 (10%) 21150 (7%) 43876 (9%) 696 (2%) 43180 (98%) 39171 (89%) 32331 (74%) 24580 (56%)
Depression 9677 (4%) 33376 (12%) 43053 (8%) 1210 (3%) 41843 (97%) 37433 (87%) 29771 (69%) 21390 (50%)
Malignancies 23850 (11%) 18110 (6%) 41960 (8%) 3288 (8%) 38672 (92%) 31849 (76%) 23344 (56%) 15662 (37%)
Glaucoma 16609 (7%) 24265 (8%) 40874 (8%) 2436 (6%) 38438 (94%) 31913 (78%) 23233 (57%) 15429 (38%)
Osteoporosis 2057 (1%) 36559 (13%) 38616 (8%) 3440 (9%) 35176 (91%) 28577 (74%) 20645 (53%) 13791 (36%)
Cerebrovascular disease 16539 (7%) 18155 (6%) 34694 (7%) 1200 (3%) 33494 (97%) 29883 (86%) 24167 (70%) 17792 (51%)
Prostatic hypertrophy 33548 (15%) --- 33548 (7%) 2742 (8%) 30840 (92%) 25092 (75%) 18234 (54%) 12247 (37%)
Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 23032 (10%) 10359 (4%) 33391 (7%) 1576 (5%) 31815 (95%) 28036 (84%) 22632 (68%) 16888 (51%)
Ischemic heart disease 21019 (9%) 11185 (4%) 32204 (6%) 365 (1%) 31839 (99%) 28353 (88%) 22650 (70%) 16671 (52%)
Chronic heart disease, others 16661 (7%) 12997 (5%) 29658 (6%) 665 (2%) 28993 (98%) 26786 (90%) 22963 (77%) 18143 (61%)
Hypothyroidism 4108 (2%) 23897 (8%) 28005 (5%) 2227 (8%) 25778 (92%) 20904 (75%) 15138 (54%) 10139 (36%)
Low back pain 8327 (4%) 18224 (6%) 26551 (5%) 1457 (5%) 25094 (95%) 21463 (81%) 16312 (61%) 11176 (42%)
Dementia 7780 (3%) 17134 (6%) 24914 (5%) 1518 (6%) 23396 (94%) 20154 (81%) 15764 (63%) 11516 (46%)
Chronic kidney disease 10430 (5%) 10367 (4%) 20797 (4%) 191 (1%) 20606 (99%) 19245 (93%) 16613 (80%) 13260 (64%)
Heart failure 8434 (4%) 10289 (4%) 18723 (4%) 67 (0%) 18656 (100%) 18201 (97%) 16966 (91%) 14796 (79%)
Deafness, hearing loss 7871 (4%) 10115 (4%) 17986 (4%) 2211 (12%) 15775 (88%) 13006 (72%) 9779 (54%) 6712 (37%)
Asthma (currently treated) 6129 (3%) 11241 (4%) 17370 (3%) 3406 (20%) 13964 (80%) 11729 (68%) 9204 (53%) 6615 (38%)
Blindness & low vision 7150 (3%) 10035 (3%) 17185 (3%) 1239 (7%) 15946 (93%) 13745 (80%) 10681 (62%) 7632 (44%)
Peripheral neuropathy, neuritis 5030 (2%) 9673 (3%) 14703 (3%) 791 (5%) 13912 (95%) 11931 (81%) 9275 (63%) 6630 (45%)
Diverticular disease of intestine 5162 (2%) 8534 (3%) 13696 (3%) 442 (3%) 13254 (97%) 12001 (88%) 9835 (72%) 7451 (54%)
Gout 10332 (5%) 2488 (1%) 12820 (3%) 564 (4%) 12256 (96%) 10542 (82%) 8125 (63%) 5876 (46%)
Rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune and connective tissue diseases 3949 (2%) 7606 (3%) 11555 (2%) 629 (5%) 10926 (95%) 9454 (82%) 7347 (64%) 5226 (45%)
Parkinson’s disease 3941 (2%) 5204 (2%) 9145 (2%) 461 (5%) 8684 (95%) 7584 (83%) 5939 (65%) 4270 (47%)
Chromosomal anomalies or inherited metabolic disorders 4311 (2%) 3593 (1%) 7904 (2%) 595 (8%) 7309 (92%) 6027 (76%) 4440 (56%) 3059 (39%)
Chronic liver or pancreatic disease 4101 (2%) 3000 (1%) 7101 (1%) 227 (3%) 6874 (97%) 6243 (88%) 5201 (73%) 4092 (58%)
Peripheral vascular disease 4732 (2%) 1269 (0%) 6001 (1%) 104 (2%) 5897 (98%) 5525 (92%) 4771 (80%) 3865 (64%)
Treated constipation 2100 (1%) 3816 (1%) 5916 (1%) 108 (2%) 5808 (98%) 5362 (91%) 4560 (77%) 3536 (60%)
Paralysis or muscular dystrophy 2701 (1%) 2684 (1%) 5385 (1%) 183 (3%) 5202 (97%) 4841 (90%) 4220 (78%) 3418 (63%)
Schizophrenia, affective psychosis or bipolar disorder 1487 (1%) 2500 (1%) 3987 (1%) 304 (8%) 3683 (92%) 3163 (79%) 2530 (63%) 1905 (48%)
Bronchiectasis 1582 (1%) 1897 (1%) 3479 (1%) 5 (0%) 3474 (100%) 3265 (94%) 2868 (82%) 2280 (66%)
Disorders of the immune system 1327 (1%) 1899 (1%) 3226 (1%) 176 (5%) 3050 (95%) 2710 (84%) 2202 (68%) 1712 (53%)
Irritable bowel syndrome 834 (0%) 2200 (1%) 3034 (1%) 144 (5%) 2890 (95%) 2562 (84%) 2044 (67%) 1464 (48%)
Epilepsy (currently treated) 1395 (1%) 1372 (0%) 2767 (1%) 228 (8%) 2539 (92%) 2153 (78%) 1741 (63%) 1288 (47%)
Psoriasis or eczema 1533 (1%) 1186 (0%) 2719 (1%) 107 (4%) 2612 (96%) 2272 (84%) 1793 (66%) 1254 (46%)
Viral hepatitis 1110 (0%) 1456 (1%) 2566 (1%) 156 (6%) 2410 (94%) 2088 (81%) 1679 (65%) 1266 (49%)
Hematologic chronic disorders 1048 (0%) 1124 (0%) 2172 (0%) 124 (6%) 2048 (94%) 1856 (85%) 1626 (75%) 1321 (61%)
Alcohol problems 1764 (1%) 372 (0%) 2136 (0%) 109 (5%) 2027 (95%) 1796 (84%) 1472 (69%) 1141 (53%)
Inflammatory bowel disease 974 (0%) 1096 (0%) 2070 (0%) 124 (6%) 1946 (94%) 1673 (81%) 1303 (63%) 941 (45%)
Chronic sinusitis 531 (0%) 901 (0%) 1432 (0%) 126 (9%) 1306 (91%) 1105 (77%) 851 (59%) 600 (42%)
Intellectual disability 742 (0%) 490 (0%) 1232 (0%) 692 (56%) 540 (44%) 258 (21%) 179 (15%) 117 (9%)
Migraine 117 (0%) 652 (0%) 769 (0%) 72 (9%) 697 (91%) 569 (74%) 406 (53%) 259 (34%)
Transplant status 474 (0%) 275 (0%) 749 (0%) 14 (2%) 735 (98%) 691 (92%) 605 (81%) 477 (64%)