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Table 4 Crude prevalence proportions of chronic conditions in the study sample compared to Australian national averages

From: Using data from patient interactions in primary care for population level chronic disease surveillance: The Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project

Chronic Disease/Conditions (as defined and entered into electronic records by GP) Crude prevalence in sample (%) (95% CI) Australian crude disease prevalence (AHS 2011–12~) (%) (95% CI)
Type 2 Diabetes 3.3 (3.26 - 3.44) 3.4 (3.09 - 3.71)
CHD 3.2 (3.14 - 3.32) 4.7 (4.39 - 5.01)
Stroke 1.2 (1.12 - 1.23) 1.1 (0.94 - 1.26)
Asthma 8.0 (7.86 - 8.13) 10.2 (9.58 - 10.82)
COPD 2.0 (1.96 - 2.11) 2.4 (2.09 - 2.71)
Osteoarthritis 7.3 (7.14 - 7.4) 8.3 (7.84 - 8.76)
Osteoporosis 2.8 (2.75 - 2.91) 3.3 (3.03 - 3.57)
Depression 8.5 (8.36 - 8.64) 9.7 (9.19 - 10.21)
Anxiety 5.0 (4.93 - 5.15) 3.8 (3.45 - 4.15)
Cancer 1.9 (1.84 - 1.97) 1.5 (1.29 - 1.71)
Hypertension 13.9 (13.74 - 14.09) 10.2 (9.72 - 10.68)
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30)* 34.5 (33.98 - 34.95) 28.3 (27.36 - 29.24)
Overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25)* 69.2 (68.75 - 69.69) 63.4 (62.28 - 64.52)
  1. *Adults Only.
  2. ~ABS [13].
  3. Bold font indicates a higher prevalence than national estimates in the study sample.