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Table 2 Chronic conditions associated with elderly hospitalized patients on polypharmacy

From: Drug utilization patterns among elderly hospitalized patients on poly-pharmacy in Punjab, Pakistan

Male (n = 316) Female (n = 284) Total (n = 600)
Chronic conditions n (%) Chronic conditions n (%) Chronic conditions n (%)
Heart diseasesa 62 (19.6) Heart diseasesa 43 (15.1) Heart diseasesa 105 (17.5)
Respiratoryb 74 (23.4) Respiratoryb 69 (24.3) Respiratoryb 143 (23.8)
Gastrointestinalc 123 (38.9) Gastrointestinalc 104 (36.6) Gastrointestinalc 227 (37.8)
Diabetes Mellitus 41 (13) Diabetes Mellitus 71 (25) Diabetes Mellitus 112 (18.7)
Joint diseasesd 75 (23.7) Joint diseasesd 79 (27.8) Joint diseasesd 154 (25.7)
Hypertension 89 (28.2) Hypertension 103 (36.3) Hypertension 192 (32)
CNS disorderse 63 (19.9) CNS disorderse 46 (16.2) CNS disorderse 109 (18.2)
Others 46 (14.6) Others 49 (17.3) Others 95 (15.8)
  1. a(Heart failure, Coronary ischemic disease, Atrial fibrillation, Stenosis)
  2. b(Chronic bronchitis, Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  3. c(Peptic ulcer, Irritable bowel syndrome)
  4. d(Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis)
  5. e(Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, Depression, Anxiety)