Table 1

Baseline characteristics of veterans with schizophrenia aged 50 years or older (n = 49,173).

Parameter


Age, years1

59.6 ± 9.2 (56.0) (50 to 102)

SCI1

3.82 ± 2.2 (3.0) (1 to 16)

CCS1

1.00 ± 1.5 (1.0) (0 to 16)


Ethnicity, n (%)

White

32,245 (68.6)

Black

14,117 (30.0)

Hispanic

4,591 (9.3)

Other

658 (1.4)

Missing data

2,153

Marital status, n (%)

Single (never married)

19,250 (39.8)

Married

13,333 (27.5)

Divorced

13,863 (28.6)

Widowed

1,960 (4.0)

Missing data

767

Priority 1 status

26,187 (53.3)

Antipsychotic adherence, n (%)

Good

13,086 (26.6)

Poor

27,349 (55.6)

Irregular

8,738 (17.8)

Medical/physical disorders, n (%)

Anemia

2,935 (6.0)

Angina

1,148 (2.3)

Cancer

3,169 (6.4)

Cataracts

5,279 (10.7)

Congestive heart failure

1,595 (3.2)

COPD

7,482 (15.2)

Diabetes mellitus (per SCI)

11,423 (23.2)

Hepatitis

2,786 (5.7)

Hypertension

21,062 (42.8)

Dyslipidemia

14,147 (28.8)

Cardiac arrhythmias

1,940 (3.9)

Lower back pain

5,872 (11.9)

Myocardial infarction

1,147 (2.3)

Nicotine dependence

11,429 (23.2)

Obesity

5,920 (12.0)

Peripheral vascular disease

1,399 (2.8)

Chronic renal disease

1,344 (2.7)

Stroke

1,422 (2.9)

Urinary tract infection

1,484 (3.0)

Mental health disorders

Alcohol abuse or dependence

6,448 (13.1)

Anxiety

4,221 (8.6)

Bipolar disorder

5,998 (12.2)

Depression

10,488 (21.3)

PTSD

6,075 (12.4)


Abbreviations: CCS, Charlson Comorbidity Score; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SCI, Selim Comorbidity Index; PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.

1Data are mean ± SD (median) (range).

Tsan et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:147   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-147

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