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Table 2 Mortality the first three years (1,096 days) after inclusion by age categories and gender (N = 484)

From: Three-year mortality in previously hospitalized older patients from rural areas - the importance of co-morbidity and self-reported poor health

  Age 65–79 years at T1 Age ≥ 80 years at T1 Total
  Women Men Total Women Men Total  
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Participants 94 (100) 113 (100) 207 (100) 149 (100) 128 (100)a, b 277 (100) c 484 (100)
Mortality        
 Year 1 10 (10.64) 14 (12.39) 24 (11.59) 24 (16.11) 37 (28.90) 62 (22.38) 86 (18.18)
 Year 2 7 (7.45) 5 (4.42) 12 (5.80) 16 (10.74) 16 (12.50) 32 (11.55) 44 (9.09)
 Year 3 7 (7.45) 5 (4.42) 12 (5.80) 14 (9.40) 16 (12.50) 30 (10.83) 42 (8.68)
  1. T1 = baseline.
  2. a = more men in the age group 80 years and over died during follow up than in the younger age group (Pearson Chi-Square =27.149, df3, p < 0.001).
  3. b = more men than women in the age group 80 years and over died during follow-up (Pearson Chi-Square =9.784, df3, p < 0.05).
  4. c = in all, more patients in the oldest age group died during follow-up than in the youngest age group (Pearson Chi-Square = 23.356, df3; p < 0.01).