Table 2

Socio-demographic sample characteristics
At enrolment At 12 months follow up Lost to follow up P value* Deaths P value**
n= 546 N=411 n=91 n=44
N./ mean %/SD N./ mean %/SD N./ mean %/SD N./ mean %/SD
Age mean (SD) 69.5 12.9 69 12.9 68.4 12.1 0.919 80 8.9 <0.001
Median (IQR) 72.0 16 71.0 16 78.0 17 0.824 88 13.5 <0.001¥
Location 0.500 0.382
North 252 46.2% 195 47.4% 41 45.1% 16 36.4%
Centre 101 18.5% 78 19.0% 14 15.4% 9 20.5%
South and islands 193 35.3% 138 33.6% 36 39.6% 19 43.2%
Gender 0.970 0.008
Female 232 43% 168 41% 37 40.7% 27 61%
Employment status 0.581 0.010
Retired 372 68.1% 278 67.6% 57 62.6% 37 84.1%
Employed 106 19.4% 83 20.2% 22 24.2% 1 2.3%
Other 68 12.5% 50 12.2% 12 13.2% 6 13.6%
Living status 0.970 0.114
Lives with family 446 81.7% 339 82.5% 76 83.5% 31 70.5%
Lives by her/himself 80 14.7% 57 13.9% 12 13.2% 11 25.0%
Other 20 3.7% 15 3.6% 3 3.3% 2 4.5%

*comparison patients with full follow up (n=411) to lost to follow up (n=91).

** comparison patients with full follow up (n=411) to dead (n=44).

¥ Mann Whitney test.

Fattore et al.

Fattore et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:137   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-137

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