Table 10
Chronic health conditions among senior women and men living in a private household, by age group, Canada, 2009

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Table 10
Chronic health conditions among senior women and men living in a private household, by age group, Canada, 2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of Chronic health conditions among senior women and men living in a private household. The information is grouped by Chronic health conditions appearing as row headers and is grouped by Age groups, 65 to 74 years, 75 to 84 years, 85 years and over, Total 65 years and over, Women, Men appearing as column headers, calculated using percentage as a unit of measure.
Chronic health conditions1 Age groups
65 to 74 years 75 to 84 years 85 years and over Total
65 years and over
Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
percentage
High blood pressure 48.6* 43.3* 56.5 48.5 57.4 40.5 52.2 44.9
Arthritis 46.5* 27.2* 52.6 39.1 57.0 43.3 49.6 32.3
Diabetes 13.1 21.7 17.6* 23.2 14.8 20.1 14.8 22.1
Heart disease 10.0* 17.1* 19.0* 23.0 27.2 23.7 14.8 19.5
Urinary incontinence 9.7* 6.5* 13.4* 12.3 23.1 14.5 12.3 9.0
Asthma 9.4 6.3 7.7 7.0 7.0E 8.1E 8.6 6.7
Chronic bronchitis 7.8 7.3* 8.9 10.9* 6.6E 11.1E 8.1 8.8
Mood disorder 7.4* 4.0 5.3* 4.5 6.0 3.2E 6.6E 4.2
Migraine 8.0* 3.4 4.8 2.3 5.0E 5.5E 6.6 3.2
Anxiety 5.8* 2.6 3.9* 2.6E 4.0E 3.0E 5.0 2.6
Ulcers 5.1 3.4 4.1 4.4 5.2E 2.8E 4.8 3.7
Cancer 4.4 6.1 5.0 9.0 5.4E 11.4 4.7 7.4
Effects of stroke 3.4 2.9* 4.1* 5.8* 8.9* 7.1E* 4.2 4.2
Alzheimer's or other form
of cerebral dementia
0.6E* 0.7E* 2.9E* 4.0E 5.9E* F 1.9* 2.5
At least one chronic health condition 80.3 75.1 85.6 83.2 88.9 86.9 82.9 78.6
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
refers to reference group
statistically significant difference between women and men at p<0.05
* statistically significant difference in relation to reference group at p<0.05
1. Chronic health condition refers to health problems that have been reported by the respondent and diagnosed by a health professional and that have lasted for six months or more.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009.
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