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Table 4 Selected comorbidities in people with four common disorders by educational attainment

From: Social disparities in the prevalence of multimorbidity – A register-based population study

Persons with this condition Persons who also have this condition (%)
Heart disease Diabetes COPD Stroke Use of antidepressant medications Dementia
Heart disease
 Postgraduate - 17,3 15,9 7,4 8,5 3,0
 Lower secondary - 30,0 27,9 10,9 12,8 4,9
Diabetes
 Postgraduate 13,9 - 11,8 4,3 8,2 1,5
 Lower secondary 21,6 - 19,6 6,8 11,8 2,8
COPD
 Postgraduate 8,0 7,3 - 2,5 8,5 1,0
 Lower secondary 18,2 18,2 - 6,5 15,0 2,7
Cancer
 Postgraduate 8,1 7,1 10,4 3,0 6,7 1,0
 Lower secondary 16,2 16,2 20,3 5,9 11,4 2,6