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Table 2 Frequency of chronic diseases among pregeriatric patients*

From: Health related quality of life in pregeriatric patients with chronic diseases at urban, public supported clinics

Chronic conditions Patients
  All (n = 316) Men (n = 149) Women (n = 167) P Value
Chronic diseases     
   Hypertension 229 (72.5) 106 (71.1) 123 (73.7) 0.62
   Arthritis 165 (52.2) 75 (50.3) 90 (53.9) 0.53
   Diabetes type 2 140 (44.3) 70 (47.0) 70 (41.9) 0.36
   Heart disease 87 (27.5) 53 (35.6) 34 (20.4) 0.00
   Pulmonary disease 37 (11.7) 19 (12.8) 18 (10.8) 0.59
   Visual and hearing impairment 163 (51.2) 80 (53.7) 83 (49.7) 0.48
   Osteoporosis 17 (5.4) 1 (0.7) 16 (9.6) 0.00
No. of chronic diseases     
   1 62 (19.6) 28 (18.8) 34 (20.4) 0.73
   2 91 (28.8) 38 (25.5) 53 (31.7) 0.22
   3 77 (24.4) 41 (27.5) 36 (21.6) 0.22
   4 86 (27.2) 42 (28.2) 44 (26.3) 0.71
  1. * Values are presented as number (percentage).