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Table 3 Top five frequent clusters of co-occurring chronic conditions among Ontarians in 2009, by level of multimorbidity

From: The increasing burden and complexity of multimorbidity

  Frequency of co-existing chronic conditions, within levels of multimorbidity (Percent of population within level of multimorbidity) Percent of population included in top 5 clusters among those with this level of multimorbidity Number of clusters accounting for:
50% of those with this level of multimorbidity 80% of those with this level of multimorbidity
2 conditions (n = 1 603 837) Hypertension & Arthritis (17.5%); 52.0% 5 14
Depression & Arthritis (10.0%);
Diabetes & Hypertension (9.0%);
Asthma & Arthritis (8.8%);
Asthma & Depression (6.6%)
3 conditions (n = 816 612) Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (10.9%); 33.4% 11 45
Depression & Hypertension & Arthritis (6.8%);
Cancer & Hypertension & Arthritis (5.8%);
Coronary Syn. & Hypertension & Arthritis (5.0%);
Asthma & Hypertension & Arthritis (4.9%)
4 conditions (n = 406 052) Coronary Syndrome & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (5.6%); 20.1% 30 127
Depression & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (4.0%);
Asthma & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (3.8%);
Cancer & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (3.6%);
Asthma & Depression & Hypertension & Arthritis (3.2%)
5+ conditions (n = 348 129) Asthma & Depression & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (1.4%); 6.0% 243 2744
Cancer & Coronary S & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (1.3%);
Coronary S & Depression & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (1.2%);
CHF & Coronary S & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (1.1%);
Asthma & Coronary S & Diabetes & Hypertension & Arthritis (1.0%)