Table 1

Basic characteristics of study participants
Variables No. (%) a
Sex
  Women 408 (76)
  Men 325 (24)
Age (years)
  65-74 92 (12)
  75-84 301 (41)
  ≥ 85 326 (47)
Facility ownership
  Public 404 (45)
  Subsidized 78 (9)
  Private 251 (47)
Functional dependence
  Independent (100b) 186 (22)
  Mild (91-99) 177 (25)
  Moderate (61-90) 152 (23)
  Severe (21-60) 91 (15)
  Total (0-20) 109 (16)
Cognitive statusc, d
  Normal (≤2) 269 (54)
  Mild (3-4) 65 (14)
  Moderate (5-7) 60 (15)
  Severe (≥8) 60 (17)

a Unweighted counts and weighted percentages.

b Barthel Index score.

c Empirical number of observations and weighted percentages computed through multiple imputation.

d Pfeiffer's Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire score.

Damián et al.

Damián et al. BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-6

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