17% of islanders are living with high blood pressure, a report into morbidity has revealed.
The report also shows that obesity and diabetes are most likely to appear alongside hypertension.
13,375 people living in Jersey in 2022 have multi-morbidity, which is when someone is living with two or more long-term health conditions.
It is most likely to affect those aged 85 and over in the island.
Studies also show that multi-morbidity gives those suffering a poorer quality of life and the chance of dying prematurely.
12 long-term morbidities have been identified:
- Atrial Fibrillation,
- Heart Failure,
- Coronary Heart Disease,
- Chronic Kidney Disease,
- Mental Health Problems,
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,
- and Transient Ischemic Attack.
GPs are receiving incentivises from the government to record patients with any of these long-term conditions through the Quality Improvement Framework.