Table 1

Characteristics of residents.*†

Characteristic

n = 1844


Women

1340 (73)

Mean ± SD (range) age, years

81 ± 12 (29–108)

Legal guardian designated

852 (46)

Level of long-term care need

0–2

155 (8)

3–5

1031 (56)

6–7

644 (35)

Fall during preceding 12 months

711 (39)

Fracture during preceding 12 months

134 (7)

History of hip fracture

73 (4)

Agitated behaviour

Restlessness

once or twice

233 (13)

repeatedly/permanently

511 (28)

Verbal agitation

once or twice

171 (9)

repeatedly/permanently

399 (22)

Handling things inappropriately

once or twice

222 (12)

repeatedly/permanently

363 (20)

Negative attitude

once or twice

288 (16)

repeatedly/permanently

466 (25)

Aggression

once or twice

241 (13)

repeatedly/permanently

216 (12)

Cognitive impairment (cut-off ≥ 4)

880 (48)


Values are numbers (percentage) unless stated otherwise.

* Not cluster-adjusted.In some items figures do not cumulate to the total number of residents investigated due to missing values. During preceding 4 weeks.

Mann et al. BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-9-18

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