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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the SHADES study population 2008-2009

From: The assessment of renal function in relation to the use of drugs in elderly in nursing homes; a cohort study

  Men N = 63 (26%) Women N = 180 (74%)
Mean age/years (range) 82.8 (65-98) 85.7 (65-101)
Mean body mass index (range) 25.1 (16.5-35.9) 25.3 (12.1-41.9)
Number with diabetes mellitus 15 (24%) 34 (19%)
Number with hypertension 18 (29%) 52 (29%)
Number with heart failure 9 (14%) 24 (13%)
Number with atrial fibrillation 11 (17%) 29 (16%)
Number with arthritis/arthrosis 3 (5%) 18 (10%)
Mean number of medications (range) 7.2 (1-14) 7.1 (0-14)
Mean systolic blood pressure/mm Hg (range) 127.0 (85-210) 137.6 (80-215)
Mean diastolic blood pressure/mm Hg (range) 71.5 (30-95) 73.6 (40-110)
Mean serum creatinine level/μmol/L (range) 111.7 (57-609)a 81.7 (44-223)
Mean cystatin C level/mg/L (range) 1.48 (0.90-4.39) 1.37 (0.71-3.11)
Mean cystatin C- eGFR/ml/min/1.73 m2 (range) 54.5 (10-101) 59.9 (13-140)
Mean eGFR (Cockcroft-Gault)/ml/min/1.73 m2 (range) 51.4 (7-101) 50.5 (15-115)
Mean eGFR (MDRD)/ml/min/1.73 m2 (range) 67.2 (8-118) 64.9 (18-120)
  1. a including one patient with exceptionally high level. (The average was 103.7 μmol/L without him.)