Table 1

Baseline characteristics
Institution Community Entire sample
Entire population
 N 2,934 5,484 8,418
 Age 84.3 (7.3) 80.1 (7.1) 81.6 (7.5)
 Charlson Index 3.9 (2.2) 4.1 (2.4) 4.0 (2.3)
 Females (as a %) 2,453 (83.6) 3,827 (69.9) 6,280 (74.6)
 Death in 2007 (as a %) 747 (25.5) 719 (13.1) 1,466 (17.4)
No care level
 N 1* 3,325 3,326
 Age 78.8 (6.6) 78.8 (6.65)
 Charlson Index 4.0 (2.4) 4.0 (2.4)
 Females (as a %) 2,303 (69.3) 2,304 (69.3)
 Death in 2007 (as a %) 257 (7.7) 257 (7.7)
Care level 1
 N 705 1,059 1,764
 Age 83.4 (7.2) 81.8 (7.0) 82.4 (7.1)
 Charlson Index 3.9 (2.2) 4.1 (2.4) 4.0 (2.3)
 Females (as a %) 561 (79.6) 762 (72.0) 1,323 (75.0)
 Death in 2007 (as a %) 141 (20.0) 153 (14.4) 294 (16.7)
Care level 2
 N 1,201 729 1,930
 Age 84.1 (7.4) 82.3 (7.3) 83.5 (7.1)
 Charlson Index 3.9 (2.3) 4.4 (2.4) 3.8 (2.2)
 Females (as a %) 991 (82.5) 502 (68.9) 1,493 (77.4)
 Death in 2007 (as a %) 293 (24.4) 180 (24.7) 473 (24.5)
Care level 3
 N 1,028 371 1,399
 Age 85.3 (7.3) 83.0 (7.7) 84.7 (7.5)
 Charlson Index 3.7 (2.2) 4.1 (2.4) 3.7 (2.3)
 Females (as a %) 900 (87.6) 260 (70.1) 1,160 (82.9)
 Death in 2007 (as a %) 313 (30.5) 129 (34.8) 442 (31.6)

Data are mean (standard deviation) unless noted otherwise.

* Individual excluded from further analyses.

Schwarzkopf et al.

Schwarzkopf et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-2

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