Table 1

Distribution of the population of the Basque Country across chronic disease groups (CDGs)*

CDGsPatients (N)%
Infectious and parasitic diseases51330.26
Malignant neoplasms33 5691.72
Other endocrine disorders57 8622.97
Diabetes mellitus84 6974.35
Hyperlipidaemia143 1847.35
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs91890.47
Diseases of the nervous system41 1532.11
Diseases of the sense organs66 2773.40
Other heart diseases21 7551.12
Hypertension197 69310.15
Congestive heart failure11 3760.58
Stroke20 2161.04
Other vascular diseases14 6420.75
Other respiratory diseases32390.17
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease29 1541.50
Asthma44 0802.26
Diseases of the digestive system39 7642.04
Diseases of the genitourinary system87 6654.50
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue20 1311.03
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system110 4945.68
Congenital anomalies13 7940.71
Other mental illnesses124 4076.39
Alcohol and substance abuse11 1380.57
Schizophrenia and psychosis96310.49
Obesity19 5031.00
Other miscellaneous conditions12 0190.62
  • *An individual may be included in several groups (except in the case of neoplasms and metastasis, when only the latter was considered).