18 May 2023
The multi-morbidity report 2022 has been published by Public Health Intelligence.
Data for this report is taken from primary care (GPs), who maintain disease registers
for 12 long-term conditions, as set out in the Jersey Quality Improvement Framework
Morbidities are long-term health conditions and multi-morbidity is when a person
suffers from two or more morbidities.
Studies show that people with multi-morbidity
typically suffer a lower quality of life, have more frequent and lengthy hospital
admissions, and may be more likely to die prematurely than those who do not have
The report shows the burden of multi-morbidity experienced by
The report shows that at the end of 2022:
- The most common condition was hypertension, with over 17,600 sufferers
- 13,375 people had two or more long-term conditions (multi-morbidity)
- Multi-morbidity becomes more common with age, and by age 85 over half of
the population are living with multi-morbidity
- Hypertension and obesity were the most commonly co-occurring morbidities,
being present in 4,380 people
- The most commonly occurring triad of conditions was hypertension, obesity and
Read the full report.