Percentage of elderly with chronic conditions as of 2017, by country

This statistic shows the percentage of seniors in developed countries with a select number of chronic health conditions as of 2017, by country. According to the data, among the elderly in Canada, 33 percent had 3 or more chronic health conditions and 14 percent had no chronic health conditions.

Percentage of seniors aged 65 years and older that had a select number of chronic conditions as of 2017, by country

123 or more
New Zealand30%23%19%
Netherlands33%22%20%
Norway31%28%20%
Switzerland31%25%24%
France28%27%24%
Australia26%26%27%
Germany27%27%29%
Sweden27%28%30%
United Kingdom29%25%30%
Canada26%26%33%
United States20%26%44%
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Source

Release date

January 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

"Chronic conditions include the following: hypertension or high blood pressure; heart disease, including heart attack; diabetes; asthma or chronic lung disease such as bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; depression, anxiety or other mental health problems; cancer; joint pain or arthritis; stroke."
Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.

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