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Table 4 The number of subjects with/without a disease or a condition and the percentage (%) of these reporting perceived poor health (PPH).

From: The relations between symptoms, somatic and psychiatric conditions, life satisfaction and perceived health. A primary care based study

  Number* PPH %  
Disease or condition Yes No Yes No P-value
Chronic disease 394 76 50.3 28.5 <0.005
Blood pressure 84 354 49.6 45.8 NS
Angina 38 429 52.6 46.1 NS
Heart failure 15 452 73.3 45.8 <0.01
Diabetes 44 422 54.5 45.7 NS
Asthma 59 408 67.8 43.6 <0.005
Chronic obstructive disease 13 454 38.5 46.9 NS
Neurological disease 25 441 68.0 45.6 <0.0005
Musculoskeletal disease 89 378 68.5 41.5 <0.0001
Joint disease 255 212 55.3 36.3 <0.0005
Pain syndrome 112 355 65.1 39.4 <0.0001
Cancer 18 448 44.4 46.9 NS
Psychiatric disorder 40 427 80.0 43.6 <0.0001
Eye disease 65 402 53.8 45.5 NS
Ear disease 39 427 46.1 46.8 NS
Gastrointestinal disorders 120 347 59.2 42.4 <0.0005
Urinary tract disease 59 406 55.9 45.1 <0.05
  1. * N not equal to 470 due to missing some values.