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Table 2 Prevalence of concomitant diseases and medications

From: Cerebral inflammation is an underlying mechanism of early death in Alzheimer’s disease: a 13-year cause-specific multivariate mortality study

Disease category Prevalence (%)
Folate or vitamin B12 deficiency 41
All other diseases 39
Hypertension 32
Gastrointestinal diseases 30
Heart disease 26
Hypotension 18
Thyroid diseases 17
Hypercholesterolemia 13
Pulmonary diseases 11
Major depression or anxiety disorders 9
Diabetes 8
Liver or kidney diseases 5
Medications  
Antidepressants 43
Cardiovascular drugs 34
Platelet-aggregation inhibitors 32
Antipsychotics/sedatives 31
Analgesics (except aspirin and NSAIDs) 13
Thyroxine 12
Serum lipid-reducing agents 12
Antacids 9
Estrogen therapy 7
NSAIDs 2
  1. NSAIDs, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.