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Table 3 The prevalence and number of chronic diseases and baseline BMI in 2014 of the study population that were completely physically capable in 1994

From: Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health disorders associate with greater decreases in physical capability in older women

Category, capability in 2014 Completely physically capable. N = 2046 Able to walk, but not run N = 1402 Able to walk up to 1000 m N = 368 Able to walk up to 100 m N = 148 Temporarily severely incapable N = 88 p-value
Mean of number of chronic diseases per person (SD) 4.79 (0.006) 6.71 (0.009) 8.45 (0.033) 8.14 (0.082) 6.35 (0.139) < 0.001
Mean of baseline BMI (SD) 25.0 (0.06) 26.4 (0.01) 27.5 (0.03) 28.9 (0.09) 27.1 (0.14) < 0.001
Osteoarthrosis of the knees, N (%) 345 (16.9) 468 (33.4) 138 (37.5) 50 (33.6) 26 (30.0) < 0.001
Osteoarthrosis of the hips, N (%) 121 (5.9) 191 (13.6) 54 (14.7) 23 (15.4) 17 (19.3) < 0.01
Coronary heart disease, N (%) 195 (9.5) 210 (15.0) 86 (23.4) 40 (26.8) 13 (14.8) < 0.001
Other cardiovascular disease, N (%) 160 (7.8) 207 (14.8) 73 (19.8) 35 (23.5) 18 (20.5) < 0.001
Hypertension, N (%) 996 (48.7) 875 (62.4) 241 (65.5) 111 (74.5) 55 (62.5) < 0.001
Rheumatoid arthritis, N (%) 43 (2.1) 39 (2.8) 27 (7.3) 11 (7.4) 9 (10.2) < 0.001
Diabetes (all types), N (%) 218 (10.7) 218 (15.5) 91 (24.7) 44 (29.5) 17 (19.3) < 0.001
Back pain, N (%) 265 (13.0) 315 (22.5) 123 (33.4) 54 (36.2) 30 (34.1) < 0.001
Asthma, N (%) 165 (8.1) 182 (13.0) 54 (14.7) 28 (18.8) 5 (17.2) < 0.001
Hypothyroidism, N (%) 395 (19.3) 288 (20.5) 77 (20.9) 38 (25.5) 19 (21.6) 0.405