Table 3

Distribution of comorbid conditions in the dataset (n = 13,519)
Comorbidity measure
ICD-10aChapters n (%) FCIbconditions n (%)
I – Infectious and parasitic diseases 470 (3.5) Arthritis 145 (1.1)
II – Neoplasms 178 (1.3) Osteoporosis 296 (2.2)
III – Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs 723 (5.4) Asthma 25 (0.2)
IV – Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic disorders 900 (6.7) COPD/ARDSc 225 (1.7)
V – Mental and behaviour disorders 1950 (14.4) Angina 23 (0.2)
VI – Diseases of the nervous system 783 (5.8) Congestive heart failure/Heart disease 726 (5.4)
VII- Diseases of the eye and adnexa 288 (2.1) Heart attack 73 (0.5)
VIII – Diseases of the ear and mastoid process 130 (1.0) Neurological disease 656 (4.9)
IX – Diseases of the circulatory system 1349 (10.0) Stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack 37 (0.3)
X – Disease of the respiratory system 424 (3.1) Diabetes 815 (6.0)
XI – Diseases of the digestive system 347 (2.6) Peripheral vascular disease 56 (0.4)
XII – Diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue 332 (2.5) Upper gastrointestinal disease 62 (0.5)
XIII – Diseases of the musculoskeletal system 806 (6.0) Depression 22 (0.2)
XIV – Diseases of the genitourinary system 543 (4.0) Anxiety/panic disorders 80 (0.6)
XV – Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 3 (0.02) Visual impairment 101 (0.8)
XVI – Conditions originating in perinatal period 1 (0.01) Hearing impairment 93 (0.7)
XVII – Congenital malformations 52 (0.4) Degenerative disc disease 21 (0.2)
XIX – Injury, poisoning, etc. 83 (0.6) Obesity 135 (1.0)
Six frequent chronic conditions[7] n (%) Charlson Comorbidity Index n (%)
Chronic lung disease 250 (1.9) Myocardial infarction 238 (1.8)
Heart disease 782 (5.8) Congestive heart failure 378 (2.8)
Diabetes 815 (6.0) Peripheral vascular disease 19 (0.1)
Backache 49 (0.4) Dementia 1898 (14.0)
Osteoarthritis 129 (1.0) Cerebrovascular disease 46 (0.3)
Rheumatoid arthritis 17 (0.1) Chronic pulmonary disease 277 (2.0)
Other 4555 (33.7) Connective tissue disease 37 (0.3)
Ulcer disease 19 (0.1)
Mild liver disease 98 (0.7)
Diabetes 524 (3.9)
Hemiplegia 155 (1.1)
Moderate or severe renal disease 547 (4.0)
Diabetes with end-organ damage 379 (2.8)
Any tumour 65 (0.5)
Leukaemia 13 (0.1)
Lymphoma 2 (0.01)
Moderate or severe liver disease 30 (0.2)
Metastatic solid tumour 105 (0.8)
AIDS 16 (0.1)

aICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision; bFCI, Functional Comorbidity Index; cCOPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ARDS, Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

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Gabbe et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-30

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