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Table 2 Top 10 most common chronic conditions in patients aged 85+ by sex

From: Medical characteristics of the oldest old: retrospective chart review of patients aged 85+ in an academic primary care centre

  Males Females Overall
Rank Disease % Disease % Disease %
1 Hypertension 61.7 Hypertension 66.8 Hypertension 64.9
2 Benign prostate hypertrophy 28.7 Osteoporosis 49.6 Osteoarthritis 37.1
3 Dyslipidemia 28.2 Osteoarthritis 42.5 Osteoporosis 35.8
4 Osteoarthritis 27.8 Dyslipidemia 23.4 Dyslipidemia 25.2
5 Atrial fibrillation 27.3 Hypothyroidism 21.7 Atrial fibrillation 22.7
6 Type 2 diabetes 22.0 Atrial fibrillation 20.0 Hypothyroidism 17.7
7 Chronic renal failure 18.2 Osteopenia 17.5 Type 2 diabetes 17.2
8 Hearing loss 16.8 Type 2 diabetes 14.4 Hearing loss 15.1
9 Coronary artery disease 16.3 GERD 14.4 Osteopenia 13.5
10 Glaucoma 14.4 Hearing loss 14.1 Glaucoma 13.3