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Table 1 Baseline demographics

From: Loss of health related quality of life following low-trauma fractures in the elderly

  Home care (HC) Long-term care (LTC) p-value (HC vs LTC)
Patients, n 3303 1754  
Age, years, mean (SD) 80.6 (10.4) 84.6 (82.7 (8.8) <0.001
Men, % 19 % 18 % 0.322
Number of medications, mean (SD) 7.3 (2.3) 8.7 (4.9) <0.001
Number of comorbidities, mean (SD) 2.4 (2.5) 8.0 (2.9) <0.001
Concurrent medical conditions, %:
 • Endocrine or metabolism 19 % 43 % <0.001
 • Heart or circulation 39 % 77 % <0.001
 • Musculoskeletal 49 % 88 % <0.001
 • Neurological 17 % 89 % <0.001
 • Psychiatric or mood 9 % 73 % <0.001
 • Pulmonary 10 % 59 % <0.001
 • Sensory 11 % 20 % <0.001
Pre-fracture HUI-2 utility score, mean (SD) 0.560 (0.191) 0.420 (0.004) <0.001
Fractures, n 3303 1754  
 Hip, n (%) 971 (29 %) 863 (49 %) <0.001
 Wrist, n (%) 516 (16 %) 245 (14 %)
 Vertebral, n (%) 302 (9 %) 56 (3 %)
 Humerus, n (%) 286 (9 %) 113 (6 %)
 Other, n (%) 1132 (34 %) 431 (25 %)
 Multiple, n (%) 96 (3 %) 46 (3 %)
  1. HC home care, LTC long-term care, SD standard deviation, HUI-2 Health Utility Index Version 2