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Table 3 Prevalencea of clinical conditions by sex (n = 211)

From: Sex disparities in the prevalence of physical function disabilities: a population-based study in a low-income community

Conditions Overall n = 211 Sex p-value
  Female nf = 121 Male nf = 90
Comorbidity (4+) 141 (66.8%) 93 (76.9%) 48 (53.3%) 0.0003
Diabetes 81 (38.4%) 45 (37.2%) 36 (40%) > 0.1
High blood pressure 158 (73.0%) 90 (74.4%) 68 (66.7) > 0.1
Obesity 15 (7.1%) 8 (6.6%) 7 (7.7%) > 0.1
Osteoporosis 56 (26.3%) 50 (41.3%) 6 (6.7%) < 0.0001
Heart disease 51 (24.2%) 30 (24.8%) 21 (23.3%) 0.07
Gastrointestinal disorder 43 (20.4%) 30 (24.8%) 13 (14.4%) > 0.065
Arthritis 120 (56.9%) 84 (69.4%) 36 (40.0%) < 0.0001
Respiratory disease 44 (20.9%) 29 (24.0%) 15 (16.7%) > 0.1
Visual 166 (78.7%) 98 (81.0%) 68 (75.6%) > 0.1
Hearing 36 (17.1%) 15 (12.4%) 21 (23.3%) 0.04
Back pain 118 (55.9%) 74 (61.2%) 44 (48.9%) 0.08
Depression 34 (16.1%) 22 (16.2%) 12 (13.3%) > 0.01
Anxiety 37 (17.5%) 28 (23.1%) 9 (10.0%) 0.013
Other 79 (34.4%) 49 (40.5%) 30 (33.3%) > 0.01#
  1. a Ratio between the number of reported conditions over the number of participants
  2. # Using Fisher exact test to compare sex distribution