Table 4

Main clinical features of the population with available information (n = 2,139) by age group at baseline

80-84

85-89

90-94

95+

All


n

691

653

632

163

2139

Hypertension, %

58.2

57.7

56.0

49.7

56.7

Diabetes, %

15.3

12.3

13.0

9.3

13.2

Myocardial infarction, %

8.8

7.0

7.5

4.6

7.5

Heart failure, %

22.3

27.8

30.6

29.4

27.0

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, %

14.7

19.8

19.2

15.5

17.7

Stroke, %

10.5

14.5

13.1

15.5

12.9

Serious hearing impairment, %

1.9

6.4

9.0

14.7

6.3

Serious visual impairment, %

3.3

5.8

8.5

14.7

6.5

Osteoarthrosis, %

64.9

63.6

70.7

68.3

66.5

Hospital admission in previous year, %

35.4

32.1

30.4

26.2

32.1

Drug use, %

85.2

90.6

91.4

90.5

89.1

Mean number of drugs among users, (SD)

3.1 (1.7)

3.5 (2.0)

3.5 (2.0)

3.3 (1.9)

3.4 (1.9)

Cholinesterase inhibitors, % users

1.6

1.4

0.5

0.0

1.1

Nootropics, % users

0.3

1.5

1.9

1.3

1.2


Lucca et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-54

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