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Table 3 Distribution of co-morbidities and VTE risk factors

From: A cohort study on the incidence and outcome of pulmonary embolism in trauma and orthopedic patients

Risk factor Pat. N. %
Malignancy 12 14.1%
Previous VTE 10 11.8%
Diabetes 10 11.8%
Chronic obstructive   
Pulmonary disease 13 15.3%
Cardiac disease 24 28.2%
Obesity 27 31.8%
Hypertension 28 32.9%
Vascular disease 18 21.2%
Thrombophylic disorders 1 1.2%
Contraceptives 3 3.5%
Hormonal therapy 4 4.7%
Varicose veins 2 2.4%
Rheumatic disease 5 5.9%
More than two comorbidities 26 30.6%
More than three comorbidities 20 23.5%
More than four comorbidities 8 9.4%
  Median Range
Charlson Comorbidity Index 2 IQR = 0 to 3 0 to 10
  1. Pat. N, number of patients; VTE, venous thromboembolism.
  2. %, prevalence of the co-morbidity in the cohort.
  3. Charlson Co-morbidity index is also shown.