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Table 2 Prevalence of chronic physical condition in the sample, Singapore, 2019-2020, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices study on diabetes 

From: Dietary patterns of persons with chronic conditions within a multi-ethnic population: results from the nationwide Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices survey on diabetes in Singapore

Chronic physical conditions n Weighted %
Overall prevalence   
Hyperlipidaemia or high cholesterol 640 22.22
Hypertension or high blood pressure 668 20.55
High blood sugar or diabetes 465 10.47
Back problems including disk or spine 252 10.20
Asthma 324 9.93
Migraine headaches 278 7.87
Arthritis or rheumatism 173 5.90
Heart disease (including a heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, or other heart disease) 150 3.83
Thyroid disease 107 3.32
Cancer 56 1.59
Stomach ulcer 45 1.50
Stroke or major paralysis (inability to use arms or legs) 32 0.90
Kidney failure 32 0.77
Chronic lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema (excluding Asthma) 19 0.66
A neurological condition, such as epilepsy or convulsions 12 0.38
Congestive heart failure 24 0.36
Chronic inflamed bowel, enteritis, or colitis 6 0.14
Parkinson’s disease 4 0.09