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Table 1 Characteristics of residents.*†

From: Psychotropic medication use among nursing home residents in Austria: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n = 1844
Women 1340 (73)
Mean ± SD (range) age, years 81 ± 12 (29–108)
Legal guardian designated 852 (46)
Level of long-term care need  
   0–2 155 (8)
   3–5 1031 (56)
   6–7 644 (35)
Fall during preceding 12 months 711 (39)
Fracture during preceding 12 months 134 (7)
History of hip fracture 73 (4)
Agitated behaviour  
   Restlessness  
once or twice 233 (13)
repeatedly/permanently 511 (28)
   Verbal agitation  
once or twice 171 (9)
repeatedly/permanently 399 (22)
   Handling things inappropriately  
once or twice 222 (12)
repeatedly/permanently 363 (20)
   Negative attitude  
once or twice 288 (16)
repeatedly/permanently 466 (25)
   Aggression  
once or twice 241 (13)
repeatedly/permanently 216 (12)
Cognitive impairment (cut-off ≥ 4) 880 (48)
  1. Values are numbers (percentage) unless stated otherwise.
  2. * Not cluster-adjusted. In some items figures do not cumulate to the total number of residents investigated due to missing values. During preceding 4 weeks.