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Table 2 Comorbidities of the study sample (n = 1021) separated by gender

From: Osteoarthritis: quality of life, comorbidities, medication and health service utilization assessed in a large sample of primary care patients

gender High blood pressure** Elevated cholesterol Diabetes Heart Insufficiency Coronary vessel disease Ulcer/Gastritis Asthma/COPD Renal Insufficiency Cancer Stroke
male 181 124 57 63 62 77 34 23 21 16
% 52.1 35.7 16.4 18.1 17.8 22.1 9.8 6.6 6.1 4.6
female 384 245 120 131 70 146 64 33 16 30
% 56.9 36.3 17.8 19.4 10.3 21.6 9.5 4.9 2.4 4.4
Total % 55.2 36.1 17.3 19.0 12.9 21.8 9.6 5.5 3.6 4.5
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01 in Chi-square test