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Table 2 Patients baseline characteristics as recorded in the CGA chart (n = 115)

From: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in general practice: Results from a pilot study in Vorarlberg, Austria

Age years (mean, SD) 77.9 (3.8)
Female sex (%) 85 (73.9%)
Number of geriatric problems (mean, SD) 6.4 (2.7)
Social circumstances  
   Living at home (No, %) 113 (98%)
   Living alone (No, %) 53 (46%)
No limitations in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) 94 (81.8%)
Hospital stay within a 5-months period 30 (26.5%)
Nutrition  
   BMI, mean (mean, SD) 26.4 (4.5)
   Overweight (BMI > 29) 31 (27.0%)
   Underweight (BMI < 24) 38 (33%)
Cardiovascular risk factors other than age 84 (73.0%)
   Hypertension 68 (60.2%)
   Diabetes 21 (18.6%)
   Hyperlipidemia 39 (34.5%)
   Smoking 7 (6.2%)
Multiple medication use  
   >5 prescription drugs 47 (41.2%)
   >3 over the counter drugs 3 (6.3%)
Fall within a 5-months period 28 (25.0%)
  1. Refer to risk factors in the medical history of the patient known prior to CGA