Table 1: Prevalence and scores of medical conditions as listed in the Charlson Comorbidity Index among adult bone sarcoma patients treated at the Aarhus Sarcoma Centre between 1979 and 2008 .

Conditions %Score

Myocardial infarct92.01
Congestive heart failure51.11
Peripheral vascular disease122.71
Cerebrovascular disease92.01
Dementia00.01
Chronic pulmonary disease153.31
Connective tissue disease61.31
Ulcer disease102.21
Mild liver disease10.21
Diabetes112.41
Hemiplegia00.02
Moderate/severe renal disease20.42
Diabetes with end organ damage10.22
Any tumor 255.52
Leukemia30.72
Lymphoma30.72
Moderate/severe liver disease00.03
Metastatic solid tumor81.86
AIDS00.06

Excluding tumors in soft tissue and bone (ICD-8; 170, 171, 192.49–99 and ICD-10; C40-C41, C47, C49).