Table 2

Prevalence of chronic diseases in the study sample

Chronic diseaseNo (%), n=182
Cardiovascular diseases36 (19.8)
Stroke4 (2.2)
Retinopathy3 (1.6)
Foot problems (ulcer)5 (2.7)
Nephropathy10 (5.5)
Neuropathy17 (9.3)
Hypertension157 (86.3)
Dyslipidaemia140 (76.9)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease  (GERD)/acid reflux4 (2.2)
Arthritis39 (21.4)
Thyroid problems17 (9.3)
Sleep apnoea1 (0.5)
Liver disease6 (3.3)
Asthma3 (1.6)
Cancer1 (0.5)
Depression/anxiety2 (1.1)
Epilepsy1 (0.5)
Erectile dysfunction (out of 76 males)47 (61.8)
Microalbuminuria77 (42.3)
Migraine1 (0.5)