Number of diseases and prescription medication, according to the age of the respondents
declaring at least one chronic condition. France métropolitaine, 2008














The numbers of declared diseases (by individuals suffering from at least one chronic condition) and of prescribed medications increase jointly and sharply from age 40, and are correlated. Resulting from a specific exploitation of the 2008 ESPS survey data, this graph was realized for Questions d'économie de la santé (Issues in Health Economics) n° 156 “Drug-prescription Management in Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions”.

Data: 2008 Health, Health Care and Insurance survey

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