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Table 2 Sample of patients with dementia subdivided according to dementia-relevant co-morbidities

From: Prescribing patterns in dementia: a multicentre observational study in a German network of CAM physicians

Dementia Patients Co-morbidities 1
   Hyper-tension Depression Heart failure Chronic
ischaemic heart disease
Diabetes mellitus Dys-lipidemia Cardiac arrhythmias Athero-sclerosis Stroke or
cerebral infarction
Other
cerebrovascular diseases 2
Pressure ulcer
  N [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)]
Dementia in Alzheimer's disease 60 24 (40.0) 20 (33.3) 21 (35.0) 15 (25.0) 9 (15.0) 16 (26.7) 11 (18.3) 12 (20.0) 8 (13.3) 11 (18.3) 9 (15.0)
Vascular dementia 145 66 (45.5) 40 (27.6) 23 (15.9) 38 (26.2) 30 (20.4) 28 (19.3) 25 (17.2) 34 (23.4) 29 (20.0) 22 (15.2) 6 (4.1)
Dementia in Parkinson's disease 42 14 (33.3) 17 (40.5) 13 (31.0) 4 (9.5) 8 (19.0) 5 (11.9) 6 (14.3) 6 (14.3) 11 (26.2) 7 (16.7) 8 (19.0)
Unspecified dementia 330 144 (43.6) 80 (24.2) 96 (29.1) 56 (17.0) 56 (17.0) 49 (14.8) 52 (15.8) 36 (10.9) 39 (11.8) 35 (10.6) 30 (9.1)
Total 577 248 (43.0) 157 (27.2) 153 (26.5) 113 (19.6) 103 (17.9) 98 (17.0) 94 (16.3) 88 (15.3) 87 (15.1) 75 (13.0) 53 (9.2)
  1. 1 Double entries possible, sorted by descending frequency; 2 including cerebral aneurysm (nonruptured, cerebral atherosclerosis, hypertensive encephalopathy, nonpyogenic thrombosis of intracranial venous system, and cerebral arteritis, not elsewhere classified