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Table 1 Weighting of Concurrent Diseases Included in the Charlson Score*

From: Hospital mortality in acute coronary syndrome: differences related to gender and use of percutaneous coronary procedures

Acute myocardial infarction 1 Diabetes, chronic complications 2
Congestive heart failure 1 Hemiplegia or paraplegia 2
Peripheral cardiovascular disease 1 Renal disease 2
Dementia 1 Malignant tumours 2
Chronic pulmonary disease 1 Moderate/severe hepatic disease 3
Peptic ulcer 1 Solid metastatic tumour 6
Mild hepatic disease 1 AIDS 6
Mild-moderate diabetes 1   
  1. *AIDS indicates acquired immune deficiency syndrome.