Table 3
Prevalence of selected chronic conditions, women and men with activity limitations aged 15 and over, Canada, 2009

Table 3
Prevalence of selected chronic conditions, women and men with activity limitations aged 15 and over, Canada, 2009
Chronic condition Women Men
percentage
Total — Chronic conditions 91.4* 86.4
Arthritis 50.3* 35.4
Back problems 47.2* 42.7
High blood pressure 36.7* 31.9
Migraines 22.4* 12.2
Mood disorders 21.7* 15.3
Anxiety disorders 15.5* 11.4
Asthma 15.4* 9.5
Bowel disorders 14.6* 6.5
Urinary incontinence1 15.3* 9.0
Heart disease 13.2* 15.5
Diabetes 13.1* 16.5
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease2 12.3 12.8
Ulcers (stomach or intestinal) 8.1 8.9
Effects of a stroke 5.6 5.3
Cancer 4.8 5.0
Alzheimer's or dementia2 2.4 2.9E
E use with caution
* statistically significant difference from men at p < 0.05
1. Only for those aged 25 and over.
2. Only for those aged 35 and over.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009.
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