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Table 5 Age-standardised prevalence 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) Age-standardised disease prevalence in sample (%) Australian age-standardised disease prevalence (AHS 2011–12~) (%)
Type 2 Diabetes 2.8 3.4
CHD 2.6 4.9
Stroke 0.9 1.1
Asthma 8.0 10.2
COPD 1.7 2.4
Osteoarthritis 6.1 8.4
Osteoporosis 2.2 3.4
Depression 8.4 9.7
Anxiety 5.0 3.8
Cancer 1.6 1.5
Hypertension 11.9 10.4
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30)* 33.6 28.3
Overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25)* 65.9 63.4
  1. *Adults Only.
  2. ~ABS [13].
  3. Bold font indicates a higher prevalence than national estimates in the study sample.