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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants (n = 862)

From: External validation of the Vulnerable Elder’s Survey for predicting mortality and emergency admission in older community-dwelling people: a prospective cohort study

Patient characteristic Median (IQR)
Age 77 (73, 81)
Deprivation 1.33 (−0.64, 3.04)
  N (%)
Gender
 Male 404 (47)
 Female 458 (53)
Marital statusa
 Married 393 (45)
 Separated/Divorced 42 (5)
 Widowed 278 (32)
 Never married/single 148 (17)
Living arrangements
 Husband/Wife/Partner 383 (44)
 Family/Relatives 110 (13)
 Live alone 327 (38)
 Other 42 (5)
Educationb
 Basic education 531 (62)
 Upper and post-secondary 325 (38)
Social class
 Unskilled 326 (38)
 Skilled 536 (62)
  1. aMarital status was missing for n = 1. bEducation was missing for n = 6