Schonberg Index

  • Population: Community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older
  • Outcome: All cause 5 and 9 year mortality
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Risk Calculator
2. What is the sex of your patient?

( > 100 cigarettes smoked in his or her lifetime )
4. Does your patient have a BMI score of less than 25?
BMI = 703 x (weight in pounds / height in inches²)
BMI calculator
5. Does your patient have a history of cancer (including melanoma but not other skin cancers)?
6. Does your patient have diabetes mellitus?
7. Does your patient have COPD?
10. Because of a physical, mental or emotional problem, does your patient need the help of others in handling routine needs such as everyday household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, or getting around for other purposes?
11. Does your patient have difficulty walking ¼ mile (approximately a few city blocks)?
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