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Table 1 Characteristics of patients aged 70+ years screened and not screened with the VES-13

From: A profile of four patterns of vulnerability to functional decline in older general medicine patients in Victoria, Australia: a cross sectional survey

Variable Screened patients (n = 526) Not screened (n = 854) All patients aged 70+ years (n = 1380)
Age: Mean (SD) 82.4 (7) 82.3 (7) 82.4 (7)
Sex (n, %)    
 Male 244 (46.4) 390 (45.7) 634 (45.9)
 Female 282 (53.6) 464 (54.3) 746 (54.1)
Length of hospital stay (days)    
 Median (IQR) 8 (7) 5 (6) 6 (7)
 Min, Max 1, 59 1, 69 1, 69
Discharged (total n, total %) 504 (95.8) 784 (91.8) 1288 (93.3)
 Home (n, %) 262 (52) 447 (57) 709 (55)
 Other hospital (n, %) 201 (39.9) 290 (37) 491 (38.1)
 Private Hospital (n, %) 22 (4.4) 23 (2.9) 45 (3.5)
 Residential Aged Care (n, %) 6 (1.2) 12 (1.5) 18 (1.4)
 Transition care (n, %) 11 (2.2) 7 (0.9) 18 (1.4)
 Discharged at own risk/absconded (n, %) 2 (0.4) 5 (0.6) 7 (0.5)
Died in hospital (n, %) 22 (4.4) 70 (8.2) 92 (7.1)
Admission ICD-10 diagnosis (n, %)    
 I: Infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99) 56 (10.6) 73 (8.5) 129 (9.3)
 II: Neoplasms (C00–D48) 25 (4.8) 41 (4.8) 66 (4.8)
 III: Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and the immune mechanism (D50–D89) 9 (1.7) 15 (1.8) 24 (1.7)
 IV Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90) 17 (3.2) 31 (3.6) 48 (3.5)
 V: Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99) 18 (3.4) 35 (4.1) 53 (3.8)
 VI: Nervous system diseases (G00–G99) 6 (1.1) 26 (3) 32 (2.3)
 VII: Eye and adnexa diseases (H00–H59) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 2 (0.1)
 VIII: Ear and mastoid process diseases (H60–H95) 1 (0.2) 2 (0.2) 3 (0.2)
 IX: Circulatory system diseases (I00–I99) 123 (23.4) 199 (23.3) 322 (23.3)
 X: Respiratory system diseases (J00–J99) 77 (14.6) 116 (13.6) 193 (14)
 XI: Digestive system diseases (K00–K93) 25 (4.8) 50 (5.9) 75 (5.4)
 XII: Skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases (L00–L99) 12 (2.3) 18 (2.1) 30 (2.2)
 XIII: Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases (M00–M99) 28 (5.3) 36 (4.2) 64 (4.6)
 XIV: Genitourinary system diseases (N00–N99) 31 (5.9) 60 (7) 91 (6.6)
 XVII: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)
 XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99) 26 (4.9) 60 (7) 86 (6.2)
 XIX: Injury, poisoning and other consequences of external causes (S00–T98) 68 (12.9) 91 (10.7) 159 (11.5)
 XXI: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)
 Missing 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)