Table 7 Most prevalent chronic conditions among population age 55 to 84, 2009

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  Employed Retired
All Men Women All Men Women
%
High blood pressure 321 331 311 481 461 501
Arthritis 271 211 341 411 341 481
Back problems 241 231 241 291 271 301
Diabetes 111 131 8 17 211 15
Heart disease 91 121 6 201 261 16
Thyroid condition 91 4 161 14 7 19
Osteoporosis 8 2 151 17 5 271
Migraine headaches 8 5 12 5 3 7
Cataracts 7 6 7 211 17 231
Asthma 6 5 8 9 7 10
Anxiety disorder 5 3 6 5 3 6
Bowel disorder 5 3 7 7 4 9
Stomach or intestinal ulcers 4 3 5 5 4 5
Urinary incontinence 4 2 5 10 8 12
Cancer 3 3 3 5 5 4
1. Five most prevalent conditions for each group.
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) – Healthy Aging.