Table 3

Pattern of chronic disease cooccurrence in the Irish population, and the proportion among those with each combination who suffer from limitations in daily activities, poor self-rated health and poor quality of life

Cardiovascular diseaseLung diseaseDiabetesMusculoskeletal painNumber in samplePopulation (%)LDA (%)Poor SRH (%)Poor QoL (%)
294751.59.211.98.9
1184929.136.334.317.7
112123.460.864.831.4
112013.178.873.542.9
11753.136.239.122.6
11632.454.957.831.9
11512.624.236.912.7
111261.952.767.126.9
111530.789.291.845.9
111350.591.580.250.8
11260.465.974.126.6
111250.476.391.238.4
11190.363.469.833.9
1111170.381.789.547.2
11150.252.543.920.2
11140.162.462.450.6
  • Each row corresponds to a particular combination of chronic diseases, and these are sorted by their frequency in the combined sample. Prevalences are weighted to the population aged 50 years and over of the island of Ireland.

  • LDA, limitation in daily activities; QoL, quality of life; SRH, self-rated health.