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Table 3 Comparison: the prevalence of comorbidities in subjects with COPD from previous studies

From: The prevalence of clinically-relevant comorbid conditions in patients with physician-diagnosed COPD: a cross-sectional study using data from NHANES 1999–2008

Source n Study location Age range Method of comorbidity ascertainment Arthritis HTN Diabetes Depression Cancer Osteoporosis
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
van Manen et al.[20] 1145 Netherlands 40+ Self-report via written survey 36 23 5 9 6 --
Mapel et al.[5] 200 New Mexico 30+ Chart abstraction 22 45 12 17 (w/other psych) 18 --
Soriano et al. [21] 2699 United Kingdom All ages Read codes from GPRD* 28 -- -- 10 (w/other psych) 4 --
Sidney et al. [22] 45966 US, Kaiser Permanente Members 40+ ICD9 discharge codes -- 18 2 -- -- --
Walsh and Thomashow [23] 3000 US All ages Phone and internet surveys 70 52 16 35 4 32
Current Study 995 US 45+ NHANES 54 60 16 21 16 17
  1. *General Practice Research Database. Data collected from around 6 million primary care patients in the United Kingdom.
  2. Nationally-representative
  3. Adapted from Chatila et al.[9]
  4. Reprinted with permission of the American Thoracic Society. Copyright © American Thoracic Society.