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Table 1 Comparing Demographics, Anticholinergic Burden and Polypharmacy between Delirium and No-delirium Groups

From: Delirium is not associated with anticholinergic burden or polypharmacy in older patients on admission to an acute hospital: an observational case control study

  Study Population (n = 251) Delirium (n = 125) No-delirium (n = 122) Significance
Mean Age (years, SD) 83.97 (±6.60) 84.4 (±6.52) 83.54 (±6.67) p = 0.21
Female (%) 67.3 62.4 72.4 p = 0.95
Median Length of Stay (days, IQR) 10 (3–20) 15 (6–29) 6 (2–13) p < 0.001
Median drugs prescribed 7.00 (5–10) 7.00 (5–10) 7.00 (5–10) p = 0.72
Polypharmacy (%) 79.8 79.2 80.5 p = 0.80
Excessive Polypharmacy (%) 29.0 28.8 29.3 p = 0.94
Median ACB score 1.00 (0–2) 1.00 (0–3) 1.00 (1–2) P = 0.58
ACB score ≥1 (%) 73.4 68.8 78.0 p = 0.10
Median ADS score 1.50 (0–3) 1.00 (0–2.5) 2.00 (1–3) p = 0.09
ADS score ≥1 (%) 73.0 67.2 78.9 p = 0.39
AChE Inhibitor prescribed (%) 5.6 8.8 2.4 p = 0.030