10% of people over 100 years of age have no prescription for medication

Health professionals of the Catalan Society of Family and Community Medicine (Camfic) have identified in a study that the 9.7% of people over 100 years of age in Girona. do not have any active medical prescription, Camfic reported in a statement on Wednesday.

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It is a cross-sectional descriptive study in primary care. which collects data from the clinical history of 228 persons aged between 100 and 113 years, of whom 82% are women and 35.96% are institutionalized.

Among the most prevalent chronic pathologies are. urinary incontinence (74.12%), the arterial hypertension (70.61%), the osteoarthritis (51.32%) and chronic renal pathology (38,6%).

In contrast, the following stand out as not very prevalent. cerebrovascular disease (6.14%), the ischemic heart disease (7.89%),the obesity (7.89%), the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (7.46%) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (9,65%).

In the institutionalized population, the prevalence of dementia (29.26%) is higher than among the non-institutionalized (9.59%), as well as with the urinary incontinence, 92.68% vs. 63.69%.

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