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Table 2 Percent of participants reporting each condition from the chronic condition checklist

From: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) for individuals with self-reported chronic physical and/or mental health conditions: panel survey of an adult sample in the United States

  Total sample Males Females
Body System
Cardiovascular
 heart attack in the last year 1.3 1.7 0.9
 congestive heart failure (CHF) 3.5 4.0 3.1
 angina or coronary artery disease 4.4 6.0 2.9
 other heart conditions, such as problems with heart valves or the rhythm of your heartbeat 12.0 13.2 10.8
Endocrine
 diabetes or high blood sugar 15.0 16.9 13.1
Respiratory
 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 4.6 4.3 4.9
Musculoskeletal
 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 8.2 7.9 8.4
 osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis 15.0 10.9 19.1
 osteoporosis 6.6 2.3 10.7
Gastrointestinal
 stomach disease, such as gastritis or duodenitis 4.1 3.3 4.8
 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 8.3 5.7 10.8
 kidney disease 2.4 2.7 2.1
 liver disease, such as Hepatitis B or C 2.3 3.0 1.6
Other Physical Health
 stroke 3.2 3.4 3.0
 migraine headaches 14.9 7.5 21.9
 chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia 4.4 1.7 6.9
 cancer, except skin cancer 8.0 8.4 7.7
 HIV or AIDS 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mental Health
 depression 13.1 9.0 17.0
 anxiety 16.2 12.2 20.2
 alcohol or other substance use disorder 2.7 4.0 1.3
  1. Note: a) Hypertension, b) nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis, c) obesity, d) anemia, e) gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and f) sleep apnea, although included in the checklist, were excluded from analyses because they were not considered chronic conditions.