Table A1

 Ambulatory diagnostic codes of interest used to identify relevant conditions

DiagnosisICD-9 codes
ICD, International Classification of Diseases.
Hypertension
    Malignant401.0x
    Benign401.1x
    Unspecific401.9x
    Secondary405.xx
Dyslipidaemia
    Hyperlipidaemia272.1-9x
    Hypercholesterolaemia272.0x
Coronary heart disease
    Angina413.xx
    Bypass grafting414.xx
    Cardiovascular disease429.2x
    Acute myocardial infarction410.xx
    Old myocardial infarction412.xx
    Unstable angina411.1x
Peripheral arterial disease
    Peripheral vascular disease443.9x
Diabetes mellitus
    All forms of diabetes250.xx
Nephrolithiasis
    Calculi of kidney and ureter592.xx
    Uric acid stones274.11
Renal insufficiency
    Renal insufficiency593.9x
Renal failure
    Acute renal failure584.xx
    Chronic renal failure585.xx
    Renal failure unspecified586.xx