Table 5: Lifetime Prevalence of chronic diseases among centenarians in the GCS.

PrevalencePrevalence
Chronic DiseaseMale (%)Female (%)Pooled over sexes (%)Number of centenarians

cardiovascular27 (73)169 (82)196 (80)244
dementia15 (41)121 ( 6 0 ) 136 (57)240$
pneumonia15 (41)90 (43)105 (43)244
cancer14 (38)59 (29) 73 (30)244
osteoporosis 1 (3)58 ( 2 8 ) 59 (24)244
psychiatric 2 (5)45 ( 2 2 ) 47 (19)244
anemia 5 (14)37 (18) 42 (17)244
diabetes 3 (8)18 (9) 21 (9)244
kidney 7 (19)11 ( 5 ) 18 (7)244
neurological 4 (11)11 (5) 15 (6)244
COPD 2 (5)2 (1) 4 (2)244

𝑃 < . 0 5 by Fisher’s Exact Test of disease associated with sex [19]; 𝑃 < . 0 1 by Fisher’s Exact Test of disease associated with sex [19]; 𝑃 < . 0 0 1 by Fisher’s Exact test of disease associated with sex [19].
$Four centenarians had missing data.