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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the sample

From: Wrist fractures and their impact in daily living functionality on elderly people: a prospective cohort study

Variable Total (n = 680)
Age; mean(SD) 76.5 (7.0)
Sex  
 Female 603 (89)
Charlson Index  
 0 78 (12)
 1 144 (22)
 ≥2 441 (66)
Cardiovascular disease  
 yes 61 (9)
Lung disease  
 yes 67 (10)
Diabetes without complications  
 yes 72 (11)
Cerebrovascular disease  
 yes 37 (5)
Educational level  
 Illiterate 13 (2)
 Able to read & write 315 (47)
 Primary education 268 (40)
 Secondary education 54 (8)
 University qualifications 22 (3)
Way of living  
 With a relative 473 (70)
 Along, receiving help 158 (24)
 Along 42 (6)
Current medication use  
 None 82 (12)
 1-3 medications 440 (65)
 ≥4 medications 155 (23)
Previous Falls  
 No 492 (73)
 Yes, with fracture 28 (4)
  1. Values in cells are frequency (percentage) unless otherwise stated. For variables with missing data frequencies do not add up to N. SD: standard deviation. For binary variables only one category is presented