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Table 1 Prevalence and positive agreement of the 32 diagnosis groups: General practitioner reports vs. patient self-reports from the MultiCare Cohort Study (n = 3.189) [7]

From: Reasons for disagreement regarding illnesses between older patients with multimorbidity and their GPs – a qualitative study

Diagnosis group Positive agreementa Prevalence GP report % (n) Prevalence patient self-report % (n)
Hypertension 0.89 77.9 (2,483) 72.3 (2,307)
Diabetes mellitus 0.87 37.6 (1,199) 31.1 (992)
Thyroid dysfunction 0.73 33.8 (1,077) 31.1 (992)
Parkinson’s disease 0.73 1.9 (62) 2.1 (67)
Asthma/COPD 0.70 24.2 (771) 22.0 (700)
Lipid metabolism disorders 0.69 58.5 (1,867) 45.8 (1,460)
Chronic ischemic heart disease 0.68 31.4 (1,000) 30.3 (966)
Chronic low back pain 0.67 49.5 (1,577) 62.2 (1,984)
Joint arthrosis 0.66 43.3 (1,382) 66.5 (2,120)
Osteoporosis 0.65 19.8 (632) 21.6 (690)
Cardiac arrhythmias 0.64 26.9 (858) 33.0 (1,053)
Cerebral ischemia/ Chronic stroke 0.60 11.8 (376) 13.9 (444)
Cancers 0.57 18.3 (584) 10.8 (343)
Lower limb varicosis 0.53 23.3 (742) 36.2 (1,155)
Prostatic hyperplasia (n = 1298) 0.50 27.9 (362) 39.4 (511)
Severe vision reduction 0.47 18.9 (604) 44.0 (1,403)
Hyperuricemia/Gout 0.44 17.3 (552) 16.8 (536)
Intestinal diverticulosis 0.44 14.5 (462) 13.6 (435)
Psoriasis 0.44 3.6 (116) 6.7 (213)
Atherosclerosis/PAOD 0.42 16.7 (531) 11.1 (354)
Renal insufficiency 0.42 10.7 (340) 9.7 (308)
Cardiac valve disorders 0.41 9.4 (300) 9.9 (317)
Chronic cholecystitis/ Gallstones 0.39 7.9 (251) 8.5 (272)
Cardiac insufficiency 0.36 13.1 (417) 17.2 (548)
Anemias 0.36 4.3 (136) 5.3 (170)
Neuropathies 0.35 14.7 (469) 35.6 (1,136)
Migraine/chronic headache 0.34 3.5 (113) 6.1 (196)
Rheumatoid arthritis/ Chronic polyarthritis 0.32 4.2 (134) 12.9 (411)
Urinary tract calculi 0.27 1.8 (58) 3.9 (124)
Dizziness 0.25 7.7 (246) 35.0 (1,115)
Hemorrhoids 0.24 7.5 (239) 22.8 (727)
Gynecological problems (n = 1891) 0.10 3.4 (64) 13.1 (248)
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, PAOD: peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  2. aPositive agreement (PA) is calculated with the formula: PA = 2a/(2a + b + c)