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Table 3 Prevalence of co-morbidities in the COPD cohort compared to those in an age and gender matched Finnish population survey

From: Co-morbidities are the key nominators of the health related quality of life in mild and moderate COPD

Chronic disease COPD cohort N = 739 Finnish population cohorts health 2000N = 5000
  Men % Women % Total % Total % Difference in prevalence
Hypertension 41 40 41 -  
Coronary disease 27 12 22 16 1.4 x
Cerebrovascular disease 9 5 8 51 1.6 x
Peripheral artery disease 6 2 5 2 2.5 x
Diabetes 18 11 15 9 1.7 x
Alcohol abuse 18 9 15 -  
Chronic psychiatric conditions 26 45 33 12 2.8 x
Cancer 6 6 6 7 0.9 x
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