Table 1

Characteristics of the participants (n = 532).

Men (n = 221)

Women (n = 311)

Total (n = 532)


Frail1

n (%)

GFI

86 (39.3)

159 (51.3)

245 (46.3)

TFI

66 (30.1)

145 (47.4)

211 (40.2)

SPQ

148 (67.9)

157 (52.7)

305 (59.1)

Age2

n (%)

70-74 yrs

91 (41.2)

102 (32.8)

193 (36.3)

75-79 yrs

78 (35.3)

115 (37.0)

193 (36.3)

≥ 80 yrs

52 (23.5)

94 (30.2)

146 (27.4)

Education

n (%)

No Education/Primary Education

62 (28.6)

124 (40.8)

186 (35.7)

Secondary Education

102 (47.0)

151 (49.7)

253 (48.6)

Higher Education

53 (24.4)

29 (9.5)

82 (15.7)

Income

n (%)

≤ €900

34 (16.1)

59 (20.6)

93 (18.7)

€901 to €1500

63 (29.9)

131 (45.6)

194 (39.0)

≥ €1501

114 (54.0)

97 (33.8)

211 (42.4)


1 Based on proposed cut-off points by original authors: GFI ≥ 4, TFI ≥ 5, SPQ ≥ 2.

2 Mean age men 76.6 years (SD 5.4), mean age women 77.6 years (SD 5.5).

Metzelthin et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:176   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-176

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