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Table 3 Prevalence of comorbidities

From: Determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity in the late-elderly differ from those in younger patients

  Prevalence (%) p value
<75 years ≥75 years Total
Asthma 21.1 23.0 22.0 n.s.
Interstitial pneumonia 5.4 10.9 7.8 n.s.
Lung cancer 5.2 6.0 5.5 n.s.
Other malignancies 17.6 25.7 21.2 0.05
Anxiety 8.3 5.6 7.1 n.s.
Depression 7.9 13.5 10.2 0.07
Hypertension 29.6 46.5 37.0 <0.01
Coronary artery disease 9.4 14.2 11.5 n.s.
Arrhythmia 9.9 12.0 10.8 n.s.
Chronic heart failure 4.3 8.2 6.0 n.s.
Aortic aneurysm 1.7 6.6 3.9 0.01
Diabetes mellitus 15.0 14.8 14.9 n.s.
Dyslipidemia 17.6 15.9 16.8 n.s.
Hyperuricemia 7.3 10.4 8.7 n.s.
Cerebral infarction 5.2 7.7 6.3 n.s.
Chronic renal failure 1.2 3.2 2.0 n.s.
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease 34.9 31.1 33.3 n.s.
Peptic ulcer 7.3 12.6 9.6 0.09
Chronic sinusitis 12.8 8.8 11.1 n.s.
Prostatic hypertrophy 7.7 19.7 13.0 <0.01
Liver dysfunction/Liver cirrhosis 8.7 8.8 8.7 n.s.
Collagen disease 2.1 1.7 1.9 n.s.
Anemia 15.7 37.2 25.0 <0.01
Osteoporosis 15.2 23.7 18.9 0.06
Cataract 34.8 64.1 47.9 <0.01
  1. n.s. not significant