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TABLE 8.—Prevalence of selected chronic conditions among persons 45 years and

older by age and sex: United States, July 1957-June 1959

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Heart conditions.

4,046

726 1, 137/ 2, 183 1,249 935 81.9 36.6 76.2 148. 8 128.8 188. 2 High blood pressure. 4,212 1,002 1,315 1,894 1, 246 649 85. 2 50.5 88. 11 129. 1/ 128.5 130.6 Diabetes

1, 264 246 424 593 416 177 25. 6 12.4 28.4 40.4 42.9 35. 6 Peptic ulcer.

1, 286 569 390 327 256 70 26.0 28.7 26.1 22.3 26.4 14.1 Arthritis and rehumatism. 8, 9202, 253 2,769 3, 898 2, 477| 1,421 180.5 113.6 185. 5 265.8 255. 4 286.0 Hernia.

1, 658
376 481 801 480 321 33.5 19.0 32.2 54.6 49.5

64.6 Asthma-hay fever. 2, 880) 1, 170 924 786 549 237 58.3

59.0 61.9 53.6 56.6 47.7 Chronic bronchitis.

780 252 250 277 191 86 15.8 12. 7 16.7 18.9 19.7 17.3 Visual impairments. 2, 353

376 463 1,514 687 827 47.6 19.0 31.0 103.21 70.8 166.4 Deafness and other hearing impairments..

4, 270
756 994 2,520 1,231 1, 289 86.4

38.1 66. 6 171.8 126.9 259.4 Paralysis of major ex

tremities and/or trunk.. 612 111 174 328 161 167 12.4 5.6 11.7 22.4 16.6 33. 6

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Heart conditions.

2,004 307 515 1, 182 High blood pressure.

3,096 713 980 1,403 917 Diabetes.

751 139 244 369 260 Peptic ulcer

394 178 110 106 81 Arthritis and rheumatism. 5, 771 1, 445 1,771 2,555 1, 579 Hernia.

357 104 109 144 88 Asthma-hay fever.

651 456 362 250 Chronic bronchitis.

415 148 126

142 104 Visual impairments. 1,276 174 223 879 374 Deafness and other hearing impairments...

313 377 1,183 530 Paralysis of major extremities and/or trunk.

283 52 74 156 68

573 77.4 30.2 66.5 148. 1) 117.9 203.8 486 119.6 70.2 126.5| 175.8) 177.5 172.8 109 29.0 13.7

31.5 46.2

50.3

38.8 25 15.2 17.5 14.2 13.3 15.7 8.9 977 223.0) 142.3 228.6 320.2 305.6 347.4 56 13.8

10.2 14.1 18.0 17.0 19.9 113 56.8 64. 1 58.9 45.4 48.4 40. 2 38

16.0 14.6) 16. 3 17.8. 20.1 13.5 505 49.3 17.1 28. 8| 110.2 72.4 179.6

1, 469

1, 873

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TABLE 9.--Number and percent distribution of selected chronic conditions among

persons 45 years and older by medical attention and age: United States, July 1957-June 1959

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*Magnitude of sampling error precludes showing separate estimates.

Table 10.-Number and percent distribution of selected chronic conditions among

persons 45 years and older according to degree of chronic activity limitation caused by the condition by age: United States, July 1958June 1959

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Heart conditions.
High blood pressure.
Diabetes
Peptic ulcer
Arthritis and rheumatism.
Hernia
Asthma-hay fever.
Chronic bronchitis.
Visual impairments.
Deafness and other hearing impair-

ments.
Paralysis of major extremities and/or

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328

78

66

184

100.0

23.8

20.1

56.1

trunk

*Magnitude of sampling error precludes showing separate estimates.

NOTE.-Since the estimates shown in this table are based on single years of data collection, the standard errors are 1.25 times the standard errors shown in appendix I of source.

TABLE 11.— Average annual number of physician visits and number of physician

visits per person per year for persons 45 years and older by residence, sex, and age: United States, July 1957-June 1959

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45 to 54. 55 to 64. 65 plus..

65 to 74.
75 plus.

5.9
6.3
7.3
7.0
7.8

6.2
6.5
7.6
7.4
8.0

6.5
6.5
7.4
7.1
7.8

5.4
6.3
8.1
7.9
8.3

5. 2 6.1 6.8 6.4 7.5

5.6 6.4 7.0 6.4 8.1

4.4 5.4 6.4 6.3 6.4

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TABLE 12.-Average annual number of physician visits and number of physician

visits per person per year for persons 45 years and older by family income, sex, and age: United States, July 1957-June 1959

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All ages, 45 plus.

6.5

6. 3

6.5

6.4

6.8

6. 2

45 to 54. 55 to 64. 65 plus.

65 to 74. 75 plus..

6.9 6. 3 7.3 7.0 7.8

5. 2 5.8 7.0 7.1 6.9

5. 5 6.7 7.6 7.3 8. 3

6. 3 6.1 7.1 6.4 8.5

6.0 6.6 9.6 8.5 11.3

5. 7 6.7 6.1 5.8 6.6

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