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Table 3 Top 10 most common chronic conditions by age group

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

  85-89 yrs 90-94 yrs 95+ yrs
Rank Disease % Disease % Disease %
1 Hypertension 63.2 Hypertension 67.1 Hypertension 71.9
2 Osteoarthritis 35.4 Osteoarthritis 38.7 Osteoporosis 65.6
3 Osteoporosis 32.0 Osteoporosis 38.2 Osteoarthritis 46.9
4 Dyslipidemia 27.6 Hypothyroidism 24.3 Atrial fibrillation 31.3
5 Atrial fibrillation 23.1 Dyslipidemia 22.5 GERD 25.0
6 Type 2 diabetes 18.9 Atrial fibrillation 20.2 Dementia (all types) 21.9
7 Hypothyroidism 15.0 Hearing loss 19.1 Hearing loss 21.9
8 Osteopenia 13.7 Glaucoma 16.2 Hiatus hernia 18.8
9 Degenerative disc disease 13.4 Type 2 diabetes 15.6 Depression 15.6
10 Coronary artery disease 12.5 Osteopenia 13.9 Anemia 12.5