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Table 1 Most frequent diagnoses according to age group and gender

From: Pharmacotherapy of elderly patients in everyday anthroposophic medical practice: a prospective, multicenter observational study

Diagnosis [ICD-10] Total [%] Female [%] Male [%]
60-74 years (n = 2127)
Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15] 25.1 23.3 28.6
Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75] 19.0 20.8 15.5
Mood [affective] disorders [F30-F39] 11.9 13.0 7.2
Dorsopathies [M40-M54] 10.7 10.1 12.0
Arthropathies [M00-M25] 9.1 10.1 7.1
Episodic and paroxysmal disorders* [G40-G47] 8.3 9.0 6.8
Other forms of heart disease [I30-I52] 8.3 8.1 8.6
General symptoms and signs [R50-R69] 8.2 8.5 7.7
Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47] 8.0 8.1 7.9
Diabetes mellitus [E10-E14] 6.3 4.4 10.0
75-79 years (n = 396)
Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15] 33.6 31.9 36.6
Other forms of heart disease [I30-I52] 16.4 15.0 19.0
Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75] 12.6 8.3 20.4
Mood [affective] disorders [F30-F39] 10.9 12.6 7.7
Ischaemic heart diseases [I20-I25] 10.6 10.2 11.3
Diabetes mellitus [E10-E14] 10.1 12.2 6.3
Dorsopathies [M40-M54] 9.8 11.8 6.3
Arthropathies [M00-M25] 9.8 10.6 8.5
Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47] 9.3 7.5 12.7
Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders** [F00-F09] 6.8 6.7 7.0
80 years or older (n = 553)
Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15] 39.4 39.6 38.8
Other forms of heart disease [I30-I52] 32.9 33.3 22.3
Ischaemic heart diseases [I20-I25] 16.8 16.7 17.4
Arthropathies [M00-M25] 15.7 17.6 9.1
Dorsopathies [M40-M54] 12.8 12.3 14.9
Episodic and paroxysmal disorders* [G40-G47] 12.3 13.0 9.9
Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders** [F00-F09] 11.6 11.1 13.2
Osteopathies and chondropathies [M80-M94] 9.9 12.3 1.7
Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47] 9.8 8.8 13.2
Mood [affective] disorders [F30-F39] 9.4 9.5 9.1
Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75] 9.4 8.6 12.4
  1. * including sleep disorders, ** including dementia