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Table 2 Chronic Disease and Other Medical Conditions (n = 563)

From: Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults

  n %
Summary measures:   
Chronic disease (Katz)   
   None 373 67
   One, of lower severity only 109 20
   One of higher severity or multiple conditions 75 14
Health status (self-reported)   
   Excellent 48 9
   Very Good/Good 331 59
   Fair/Poor 184 33
Physical Comorbidity Score (SF-12) mean = 41.7, range 17-60
Has a doctor ever told you that you had: 1   
Hepatitis 181 32
Hypertension* 120 21
Asthma* 111 20
Skin infections 74 13
Pneumonia 73 13
Anemia 71 13
Seizures, epilepsy or convulsions 60 11
Rapid heart beat or tachycardia 45 8
Gastritis 40 7
Diabetes* 37 7
Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD* 35 6
Ulcer 32 6
Tuberculosis 28 5
Rheumatoid arthritis* 24 4
Peripheral neuropathy 21 4
Heart attack* 19 3
Heart failure 18 3
Stroke* 16 3
HIV* 16 3
Pancreatitis 14 2
Cancer* 13 2
Poor kidney function* 12 2
Cirrhosis 11 2
  1. * Condition included in Katz Comorbidity Index
  2. 1 <2% had blood clots in legs or lungs, septic arthritis, endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, cancer (mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, stomach), peripheral vascular disease*, AIDS*, lupus*, leukemia* or polycythemia vera*, Alzheimer's or other dementia*, lymphoma*, kidney transplant* or polymylagia rheumatica*