Table 1

The Functional Comorbidity Index [[9]]
1 Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
2 Osteoporosis
3 Asthma
4 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), or emphysema
5 Angina
6 Congestive heart failure (or heart disease)
7 Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
8 Neurological disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease)
9 Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
10 Peripheral vascular disease
11 Diabetes types I and II
12 Upper gastrointestinal disease (e.g., ulcer, hernia, reflux)
13 Depression
14 Anxiety or panic disorders
15 Visual impairment (e.g., cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration)
16 Hearing impairment (i.e., very hard of hearing, even with hearing aids)
17 Degenerative disc disease (e.g., back disease, spinal stenosis, or severe chronic back pain)
18 Obesity and/or body mass index (BMI) > 30

Fan et al.

Fan et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-21

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