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Table 5 Factors associated with over-reporting of 10 selected comorbidities

From: A comparison of comorbidities obtained from hospital administrative data and medical charts in older patients with pneumonia

  Age Previous admission No of comorbidities Length of stay Severity of illness Death
Metastatic cancer + +     +
Solid tumour without mestastases   +     +
Chronic heart failure +   + +   +
Renal failure    +    +
Chronic pulmonary disease       +
Peripheral vascular disease    +    +
Hypertension +      
DM uncomplicated    +   +  
DM complicated    +    
Deficiency anaemia +    + +  
  1. +: denotes a positive association that is statistically significant (p-value < 0.05)