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Table 2 Prevalence of documented co-morbidities abstracted from nursing records for patients under care of their Public Health Nurse (n = 803)

From: Screening for markers of frailty and perceived risk of adverse outcomes using the Risk Instrument for Screening in the Community (RISC)

Condition Prevalence % (n = 803)
Hypertension 311 (39%)
Osteoarthritis 285 (36%)
Ischaemic heart disease 150 (19%)
Dementia 134 (16.7%)
Cancer (any history including skin) 127 (16%)
Anxiety-depression 119 (15%)
Atrial Fibrillation (any history) 98 (12%)
Diabetes mellitus (type 1 or 2) 91 (11%)
Stroke (infarction) 79 (10%)
Hypothyroidism 62 (8%)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 59 (7%)
Venous hypertension 49 (6%)
Peripheral vascular disease 43 (5%)
Alcohol excess 40 (5%)
Parkinson’s disease 32 (4%)
Chronic kidney disease 27 (3%)
Psychosis (including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder) 25 (3%)
Congestive cardiac failure 23 (3%)
Seizure disorder 23 (3%)