Co-occurrence of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke, and cancer: quantifying age patterns in the Dutch population using health survey data

@inproceedings{Baal2011CooccurrenceOD,
  title={Co-occurrence of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke, and cancer: quantifying age patterns in the Dutch population using health survey data},
  author={Pieter H. M. van Baal and Peter M Engelfriet and Hendriek C. Boshuizen and Jan van de Kassteele and François Georges Schellevis and Rudolf T. Hoogenveen},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of chronic diseases in Western countries implies that the presence of multiple chronic diseases within one person is common. Especially at older ages, when the likelihood of having a chronic disease increases, the co-occurrence of distinct diseases will be encountered more frequently. The aim of this study was to estimate the age-specific prevalence of multimorbidity in the general population. In particular, we investigate to what extent specific pairs of diseases… CONTINUE READING