Table 2

Age and sex specific prevalence of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease/heart failure in a ‘standard’ general practice population of 10 000 patients

DiseaseMenWomen
45–64 years (n = 1154)65–84 years (n = 384)45–64 years (n = 1166)65–84 years (n = 440)
CHD = coronary heart disease; HF = heart failure.
CHD98.4%21.5%3.8%14.6%
Stroke92.1%7.8%1.4%6.1%
Diabetes94.1%7.5%2.3%6.3%
Hypertension918.8%19.7%19.0%29.5%
CHD + HF10, 110.8%2.8%0.2%2.0%