Table 3

Distribution of selected co-morbidities, by cohort

1996–72003–4p Value
n (%)n (%)
Ischaemic heart disease20 (15)33 (18)0.4
Heart failure43 (32)46 (26)0.3
Stroke11 (8.3)9 (5.1)0.4
Diabetes mellitus18 (13.5)29 (16.4)0.5
Kidney failure6 (4.5)8 (4.5)1
Cancer6 (4.5)15 (8.5)0.1
Liver cirrhosis4 (3)9 (5)0.3
Charlson index±SD2.22±1.062.19±1.340.84