Table 2

Sociodemographic, personal and health-related variables
Participant Characteristics Sample Control TRM p-value
Demographics n = 117 n = 58 n = 59
Age, y, mean (SD) 67.4 (6.7) 67.4 (6.7) 68.5 (6.3) 0.63
Sex, no. (%) 0.11
 Male 27 (23.1) 17 (29.4) 10 (16.9)
Marital Status, no. (%) 0.57
 Married/Common Law 45 (38.5) 21 (36.2) 24 (40.7)
 Widowed/Separated/Divorced 44 (37.6) 21 (36.2) 23 (38.0)
 Single 28 (23.9) 16 (27.6) 12 (20.3)
Education, no. (%) 0.40
 High School (or less) 21 (17.9) 13 (22.4) 8 (13.6)
 College/Trade School/University 96 (82.1) 45 (77.6) 51 (86.4)
Health-Related Variable, mean (SD)
 BMI (Kg/m^2) 24.8 (4.5) 25.1 (4.3) 25.6 (4.6) 0.23
 MMSE (/30) 29.3 (1.1) 29.1 (1.3) 29.4 (0.8) 0.01
 Braden Pressure Ulcer Risk (/23) 22.8 (0.4) 22.9 (0.4) 22.8 (0.4) 0.03
 Functional Comorbidity Index (/18) 2.2 (1.6) 1.8 (1.3) 2.5 (1.8) *0.04

* Significant difference between groups.

Best et al.

Best et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:72   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-72

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