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Table 5 Proportions of participants with regular clinical follow-up and monthly doctor visits stratified by health conditions

From: The association of health-related factors with quality of life among the elderly population in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka

Diseases Number of elderly individuals with that specific disease Number of elderly individuals regularly attending a clinic Number of elderly individuals visiting a doctor at least monthly
n % n %
Muscular skeletal conditions 181 33 18.2 41 22.6
Diabetes 168 117 69.6 118 70.2
Hypertension 153 84 54.9 91 59.4
Vision impairment 132 38 28.8 47 35.6
Bronchial asthma 80 23 28.7 22 27.5
Hearing impairment 40 4 10 7 17.5
Hyperlipidaemia 29 18 62.1 18 62.1
Heart disease 18 15 83.3 16 88.9
Kidney disease 7 2 28.5 3 42.8
Other 13 3 23.1 4 30.8