Table 4

Age differences between the top 10 most prevalent conditions in multimorbid patients

Rank order of conditionsAge 25–34 % (95% CI) n = 18 687Age 35–44 % (95% CI) n = 38 884Age 45–54 % (95% CI) n = 58 421Age 55–64 % (95% CI) n = 85 319Age 65–74 % (95% CI) n = 91 550Age ≥75 % (95% CI) n = 103 446
1Depression
46.1 (45.3 to 46.8)
Depression
46.9 (46.4 to 47.4)
Depression
38.8 (38.4 to 39.2)
Hypertension
48.5 (49.2 to 48.9)
Hypertension
58.3 (58.0 to 58.6)
Hypertension
61.9 (61.5 to 62.3)
2Drug misuse
25.9 (25.2 to 26.5)
Pain
26.4 (25.9 to 26.8)
Hypertension
30.9 (30.4 to 31.2)
Pain
31.3 (31.0 to 31.6)
Pain
30.0 (29.7 to 30.3)
CHD
31.2 (30.9 to 31.5)
3Asthma
23.1 (22.4 to 23.7)
Asthma
19.0 (18.6 to 19.4)
Pain
29.6 (29.2 to 30.0)
Depression
28.0 (27.8 to 28.3)
CHD
26.1 (25.8 to 26.4)
Pain
23.6 (23.3 to 23.8)
4Anxiety
19.8 (19.3 to 20.4)
Anxiety
17.8 (17.4 to 18.1)
Dyspepsia
18.4 (18.1 to 18.7)
Diabetes
17.7 (17.4 to 18.0)
Diabetes
21.1 (20.8 to 21.4)
CKD
18.5 (18.2 to 18.7)
5Pain
19.1 (18.6 to 19.7)
Dyspepsia
16.5 (16.1 to 16.8)
Asthma
14.2 (13.9 to 14.4)
Dyspepsia 17.2 (16.9 to 17.4)Depression
18.5 (18.3 to 18.8)
Depression
17.2 (17.0 to 17.4)
6Alcohol dependence
14.5 (14.0 to 15.0)
IBS
15.2 (14.8 to 15.5)
Diabetes
13.6 (13.4 to 13.9)
CHD
15.9 (15.6 to 16.1)
Dyspepsia
15.9 (15.7 to 16.2)
Diabetes
17.2 (17.0 to 17.5)
7IBS
14.4 (13.9 to 14.9)
Drug misuse
14.8 (14.4 to 15.1)
Anxiety
13.6 (13.3 to 13.9)
Thyroid
13.9 (13.7 to 14.2)
COPD
14.6 (14.4 to 14.8)
Constipation
17.0 (16.7 to 17.2)
8Dyspepsia
10.4 (10.0 to 10.8)
Hypertension
13.7 (13.3 to 14.0)
IBS
13.5 (13.3 to 13.8)
IPA
13.3 (13.1 to 13.7)
Thyroid
14.5 (14.3 to 14.8)
Stroke
16.6 (16.4 to 16.8)
9Thyroid
7.5 (7.1 to 7.8)
Alcohol dependence
13.3 (13.0 to 13.6)
Thyroid
13.1 (12.8 to 13.4)
COPD
11.1 (10.8 to 11.3)
IPA
13.7 (13.5 to 13.9)
Thyroid
15.9 (15.7 to 16.1)
10Hearing loss
6.9 (6.6 to 7.3)
Thyroid
10.9 (10.6 to 11.2)
Alcohol dependence
12.3 (12.0 to 12.6)
Anxiety
10.8 (10.6 to 11.0)
Stroke
10.5 (10.3 to 10.7)
Hearing loss
15.5 (15.3 to 15.7)
  • CKD = chronic kidney disease. CHD = coronary heart disease. COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. IBS = irritable bowel syndrome. IPA = Inflammatory poly-arthropathy and includes rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions, systemic connective tissue disorders, and gout. Drug misuse includes prescription drug misuse of varying degrees.