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Table 3 Prevalence of chronic diseases in patients with COPD

From: Comorbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in family practice: a cross sectional study

EDC Prevalence Men Prevalence Women Prevalence Total
Arterial hypertension 49.96 58.42 51.98
Disorders of lipid metabolism 34.22 35.16 34.44
Obesity 24.66 27.41 25.32
Diabetes mellitus 22.26 16.04 20.77
Anxiety/Depression 16.58 31.68 20.20
Cardiac arrhythmia 15.99 15.24 15.81
Thyroid disease 10.94 24.60 14.21
Malignant neoplasms 14.56 7.62 12.90
Generalised atherosclerosis 12.46 4.14 10.47
Ischaemic heart disease 9.30 5.75 8.45
Deafness, hearing loss 7.74 9.63 8.19
Congestive heart failure 7.70 9.09 8.03
Cerebrovascular disease 7.91 6.15 7.49
Osteoporosis 2.65 20.72 6.98
Chronic renal failure 7.11 3.88 6.34
Asthma 3.75 12.43 5.83
Degenerative joint disease 4.08 10.70 5.67
Glaucoma 4.97 6.42 5.31
Chronic liver disease 5.72 2.67 4.99
Chronic skin ulcer 2.36 2.41 2.37
Cardiac valve disease 2.31 1.87 2.21
Dementias 1.85 2.14 1.92
Parkinson’s disease 1.73 1.47 1.66
Schizophrenia 1.09 1.34 1.15
Benign prostatic hypertrophy 20.71   
  1. EDC: expanded diagnosis cluster.