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Table 2 Top 25 comorbidities (SNOMED) diagnosed during the year following the first diagnosis of MS

From: Treatment patterns and comorbid burden of patients newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the United States

Condition Proportion
Essential hypertension 41.3%
Hyperlipidemia 29.0%
Vitamin D deficiency 28.0%
Headache 21.9%
Low back pain 21.8%
Anxiety disorder 21.1%
Muscle weakness 17.5%
Urinary tract infectious disease 17.3%
Chest pain 17.0%
Neck pain 16.7%
Fatigue 16.4%
Dizziness and giddiness 15.8%
Dyspnea 15.2%
Gastroesophageal reflux disease without esophagitis 15.2%
Asthenia 14.9%
Cough 14.7%
Major depression, single episode 14.6%
Paresthesia 13.9%
Hypothyroidism 13.4%
Abdominal pain 13.1%
Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complication 12.2%
Chronic pain 11.7%
Obesity 11.7%
Anemia 11.6%
Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy 11.2%