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Table 1 Components of main disease categories

From: Predicting declines in physical function in persons with multiple chronic medical conditions: What we can learn from the medical problem list

Main Disease Number (percent)a
Diabetes 359
   Type 2 diabetes mellitus 319 (88.9)
   Type 1 diabetes mellitus 40 (11.1)
CAD 425
   Myocardial infarction within past 6 months 76 (17.9)
   History of angina 104 (24.5)
   Current angina 233 (54.8)
   Myocardial infarction more than one year ago 135 (31.8)
CHF 159
Respiratory disease 133
   Asthma 42 (31.6)
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 95 (71.4)
   Other lung disease 23 (17.3)
Musculoskeletal disease 684
   Back pain 446 (65.2)
   Musculoskeletal complaints 277 (40.5)
   Hip impairment 55 (8.0)
   Osteoarthritis 145 (21.2)
   Rheumatoid arthritis 30 (4.4)
Depression 555
   Diagnosed depression 260 (46.8)
   Symptoms of depression 295 (53.2)
  1. a) May sum to more than 100% due to coexisting conditions.