Chronic disease ups multimorbidity

Researchers from the University of Adelaide followed 1800 people from the north-western suburbs of the city, aged 18 and older over eight years to track the development of conditions including asthma, cardiovascular disease (CVD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, mood and anxiety disorders, any other mental disorders, hypercholesterolaemia and hypertension.

They found that the prevalence of people suffering from more than one chronic disease doubled during the study period, from 32% to 64% and some specific diseases were

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