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Research Article

Multiple Comorbid Conditions among Middle-Aged and Elderly Hemophilia Patients: Prevalence Estimates and Implications for Future Care

Table 1

Diagnostic criteria for defining co-morbid conditions.


Human immunodeficiency virusHIV-1 PCR quantification
On drug therapy (HAART)

Hepatitis C virusHCV RNA
On or received drug therapy

Overweight/obesityBased on their BMI score, patients were categorized as overweight or obese based on the following:
 Overweight: 25.0–29.9
 Obesity: 30.0 and above

Cardiovascular diseaseEchocardiogram findings
Electrocardiogram findings
On drug therapy
Cardiologist notes

Hypertension≥130 mmHg systolic blood pressure
≥85 mmHg diastolic blood pressure
Primary care physician notes
On drug therapy for elevated blood pressure

HypercholesterolemiaLipid profile
On drug therapy for high lipids
Primary care physician notes

Chronic arthropathyPhysical findings
Radiographic findings

Hepatitis B virusHepatitis B surface antigen detected for more than 6 months

DiabetesPrimary care physician notes
On drug therapy

Renal diseasePatient is on dialysis
Pathology results from biopsy
Estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
Nephrologist notes

DepressionOn drug therapy
Psychiatry notes

Respiratory diseasesPositive radiographic findings
Primary care physician notes
On drug therapy or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy

Gastrointestinal diseasesGastroenterologist notes
Endoscopy findings
On drug therapy

Thyroid diseaseOn drug therapy

Neurological diseaseNeurologist or primary care physician notes
On drug therapy

CancerOncologist notes
Pathology reports
Radiographic findings

Patient was considered to have a specific comorbidity if any of the criteria for that condition was indicated in their chart.
National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2009, Hyattsville, MD, 2010.

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