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Table 2 Elixhauser Index categories for the general population, diabetes, and osteoporosis full and age-restricted cohorts, 2001/02

From: Comparing comorbidity measures for predicting mortality and hospitalization in three population-based cohorts

  General Population Diabetes Osteoporosis
Variable Full
(%)
65+ years
(%)
Full
(%)
65+ years
(%)
Full
(%)
65+ years
(%)
Hypertension, uncomplicated 16.7 42.5 42.7 51.1 39.9 44.8
Chronic pulmonary disease 8.4 12.7 13.5 14.3 15.2 15.9
Depression 5.6 4.6 6.0 4.8 7.5 7.1
Hypothyroidism 3.4 6.6 4.7 5.6 9.0 9.4
Solid tumor 2.5 7.6 5.4 8.8 6.7 7.3
Congestive heart failure 2.0 8.1 8.0 13.4 8.2 10.7
Psychiatric disorder 1.3 4.1 2.7 4.4 4.3 5.6
Rheumatic disease 1.2 2.4 1.9 2.2 6.9 7.0
Diabetes, complicated 1.0 2.8 14.7 18.5 2.3 2.6
Valvular disease 1.0 2.6 2.2 3.1 2.8 3.3
Other neurological disorders 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.8 1.7
Cardiac arrhythmias 0.8 3.2 2.8 4.7 3.0 3.9
Fluid and electrolyte disorders 0.8 2.5 2.7 4.0 3.2 4.1
Coagulopathies 0.8 2.8 2.5 3.9 2.9 3.6
Metastatic cancer 0.8 2.4 1.7 2.8 2.4 2.6
Renal failure 0.6 1.8 3.1 4.2 1.9 2.3
Drug abuse 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1
Peripheral vascular disease 0.4 1.3 1.5 2.2 1.2 1.5
Deficiency anemia 0.4 1.0 0.8 1.3 1.3 1.5
Hypertension, complicated 0.3 0.9 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.2
Pulmonary circulation disorders 0.3 1.0 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.4
Liver disease 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4
Alcohol abuse 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2
Diabetes, uncomplicated 0.2 0.5 3.0 3.3 0.4 0.4
Obesity 0.2 0.3 1.0 0.9 0.3 0.3
Paraplegia 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.3
Peptic ulcer disease 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5
Lymphoma 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Weight loss 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Blood loss anemia <0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
AIDS <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0 0 0
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