Table 5

Charlson conditions and scoring weights

Conditions from the Romano adaptation of the Charlson indexOriginal Charlson
(1987)
weights
Schneeweiss
(2003)
weights
CMS national sample OR estimatesAssigned CMS national sample
weights
Myocardial infarction111.110
Congestive heart failure122.583
Peripheral vascular disease111.481
Cerebrovascular disease111.191
Dementia135.075
Chronic pulmonary disease121.471
Connective tissue disease-rheumatic disease100.950
Peptic ulcer disease101.090
Mild liver disease121.161
Diabetes without complications110.890
Diabetes with complications221.030
Paraplegia and hemiplegia211.481
Renal disease231.692
Cancer221.321
Moderate or severe liver disease342.743
Metastatic carcinoma665.726
AIDS/HIV640.940
  • CMS, Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services.