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Table 2 Co-morbid medical conditions at baseline with a prevalence ≥5% in either age group

From: Are old-old patients with major depression more likely to relapse than young-oldpatients during continuation treatment with escitalopram?

Diagnosis* Patients aged 65-74 years (n = 254) Patients aged ≥75 years (n = 151)
Hypertension 129 (50.8%) 86 (57.0%)
Myocardial ischemia 31 (12.2%) 34 (22.5%)
Localised osteoarthritis 19 ( 7.5%) 16 (10.6%)
Osteoarthritis 10 ( 3.9%) 16 (10.6%)
Hypercholesterolaemia 26 (10.2%) 15 ( 9.9%)
Insomnia 23 ( 9.1%) 15 ( 9.9%)
Osteoporosis 23 ( 9.1%) 15 ( 9.9%)
Diabetes mellitus 12 ( 4.7%) 12 ( 7.9%)
Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent 20 ( 7.9%) 11 ( 7.3%)
Varicose vein 13 ( 5.1%) 10 ( 6.6%)
Coronary artery disease 10 ( 3.9%) 9 ( 6.0%)
Gastritis 7 ( 2.8%) 9 ( 6.0%)
Cardiac failure 2 ( 0.8%) 9 ( 6.0%)
Cataract 3 ( 1.2%) 8 ( 5.3%)
Back pain 17 ( 6.7%) 6 ( 4.0%)
Hypothyroidism 16 ( 6.3%) 5 ( 3.3%)
  1. * These conditions were judged as stable by study physicians, as required by the study inclusion criteria