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Table 2 Characteristics (number and percent) of the participants (n = 5,062)

From: Relationship between subjective fall risk assessment and falls and fall-related fractures in frail elderly people

Age* 83 (41)
Women 3,541 (70.0)
Single fall during a one-year period 1,536 (30.3)
Recurrent falls during a one-year period 828 (16.4)
Fall-related fracture during a one-year period 188 (3.7)
   Femoral fracture 74 (1.5)
   Fracture of the skull, trunk, pelvic, and lower legs 68 (1.3)
   Fracture of the arms 46 (0.9)
Stroke 1,077 (21.3)
Knee osteoarthritis with pain 1,798 (35.5)
Dementia 1,953 (38.6)
Poor vision 630 (12.4)
Parkinson disease 365 (7.2)
Use of psychotropics 1,420 (28.1)
Urinary incontinence or frequency 1,941 (38.3)
Absence of habitual exercise 2,889 (57.1)
Use of slippers and sandals 1,144 (22.6)
Use of a walking aid 2,418 (47.8)
Mobility status  
   Independent gait 2,930 (57.9)
   Independent transfers 953 (18.8)
   Independent sit up 589 (11.6)
   Dependent sit up 590 (11.7)
  1. * median (range)