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Table 2 Prevalence of chronic conditions by sex and age group.

From: The evolution of health status and chronic conditions in Catalonia, 1994-2006: the paradox of health revisited using the Blinder - Oaxaca decomposition

  Men 15-44 Men 45-64 Men 65-74 Men 75 & more
  1994 2006 1994 2006 1994 2006 1994 2006
Hypertension 4.71 5.77 19.35 28.93 30.16 46.99 27.97 40.11
Cardiac problems 1.60 2.18 7.74 7.94 16.56 20.41 21.44 29.65
Varicose veins 2.55 3.38 8.00 13.46 10.78 15.71 13.59 21.01
Osteoarthritis 10.51 3.07 34.34 20.92 45.84 42.26 42.98 49.91
Allergy 13.58 16.35 8.27 13.64 6.62 11.05 8.34 11.08
Asthma 3.89 4.84 4.29 4.37 7.81 7.86 7.31 12.14
Bronchitis 3.91 3.21 9.58 7.36 20.20 17.37 20.42 20.52
Diabetes 0.92 0.97 6.48 7.81 13.17 16.49 8.42 17.14
Duodenal ulcer 3.54 2.97 10.52 9.46 13.19 13.49 9.65 14.15
Cholesterol 4.27 6.39 16.72 25.65 14.09 26.16 7.95 21.75
Cataract 0.33 0.52 2.91 3.58 12.07 18.50 25.88 40.36
Skin problems 4.71 4.87 4.69 7.26 4.82 8.63 6.48 14.06
Constipation 1.44 2.06 3.59 3.84 7.17 8.76 9.01 18.08
Nervous problems 4.61 7.42 8.22 14.62 7.65 15.89 8.78 18.66
Embolia 0.30 4.00 1.70 1.75 3.90 4.67 7.72 8.93
Non common 22.51 41.52 35.70 61.24 43.62 73.04 60.33 77.43
  Women 15-44 Women 45-64 Women 65-74 Women 75 & more
  1994 2006 1994 2006 1994 2006 1994 2006
Hypertension 3.66 5.32 27.37 24.99 42.15 51.42 42.69 52.73
Cardiac problems 1.89 2.06 6.72 6.57 15.14 19.45 21.81 26.55
Varicose veins 8.64 17.84 63.97 40.41 61.97 45.31 74.94 42.23
Osteoarthritis 15.34 4.97 57.21 41.40 73.40 73.51 66.28 76.14
Allergy 17.32 17.92 17.49 17.60 16.13 19.75 10.77 14.77
Asthma 3.41 5.86 4.57 5.84 7.16 10.12 8.39 9.25
Bronchitis 2.82 3.75 4.98 5.17 9.84 11.16 11.93 10.00
Diabetes 0.73 1.08 6.98 6.95 12.99 17.43 11.23 17.95
Duodenal ulcer 1.96 2.47 6.56 6.45 7.67 9.28 6.51 10.01
Cholesterol 3.22 4.28 16.57 23.53 2.48 30.41 14.28 30.18
Cataract 1.00 0.37 3.71 4.97 16.60 26.65 34.84 52.66
Skin problems 5.46 7.25 5.21 9.02 8.77 8.78 8.19 11.56
Constipation 8.50 8.36 16.24 17.42 18.13 20.65 23.85 27.34
Nervous problems 9.23 15.16 22.25 30.74 22.02 36.76 13.96 33.65
Embolia 0.32 0.35 1.36 0.92 3.38 5.04 6.30 7.50
Non common 25.70 58.35 40.82 79.68 48.16 88.50 56.41 87.94
  1. Catalonia, 1994-2006.