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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of study participants (n = 120)

From: Measuring frailty in clinical practice: a comparison of physical frailty assessment methods in a geriatric out-patient clinic

Descriptive variable  
Age, years 80.6 (6.3)
Female, n (%) 64 (53)
BMI, kg/m2 26.9 (4.9)
Highest level of education
 Elementary school, n (%) 29 (24)
 High school, n (%) 43 (36)
 Post-secondary (college or university), n (%) 28 (23)
 Incomplete or other, n (%) 20 (17)
Diagnosis of other diseases
 Hypertension, n (%) 76 (63)
 Myocardial infarction, n (%) 5 (4)
 Type 2 diabetes, n (%) 27 (22)
 Osteoarthritis, n (%) 51 (42)
 Osteoporosis, n (%) 32 (27)
Type of ambulatory aid used
 Cane (single or 4-point), n (%) 22 (18)
 Rollator walker, n (%) 22 (18)
 Wheelchair, n (%) 3 (2)
Living arrangement
 House, n (%) 57 (47)
 Apartment, n (%) 30 (25)
 Retirement home, n (%) 16 (13)
Incomplete or missing, n (%) 17 (14)
Number of patients who experienced a fall in the last month, n (%) 8 (7)
Number prescribed medications 9 (4)
Cognitive impairment (SMMSE <24), n (%) 62 (52)
  1. Data are expressed as mean (standard deviation), unless otherwise specified
  2. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, SMMSE standardized mini-mental state exam