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Table 1 Demographics and outcomes of injured fallers and matched controls*

From: Identifying protective and risk factors for injurious falls in patients hospitalized for acute care: a retrospective case-control study

Variable Patients with injurious falls (n = 117) [number (%)] Controls (n = 320) [number (%)] P value
Demographics
 Mean age (SD) 65.09 63.15 0.2783
 Male sex 80 (68.4) 166 (54.9) 0.0020
 Average BMI (SD) 27.39 28.14 0.4261
Admission source
 Missing 2 (1.7) 1 (0.30) 0.453
 Home 80 (68.4) 218 (68.1)
 Hospital transfer 33 (28.2) 96 (30.0)
 Rehab facility 1 (0.85) 0 (0)
 SNF 3 (2.6) 5 (1.6)
  117 320
Discharge disposition
 Missing 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0.119
 Deceased 8 (6.8) 15 (4.7)
 Home 58 (49.6) 188 (58.8)
 Home Hospice 1 (0.9) 0 (0)
 Hospital transfer 10 (8.5) 11 (3.4)
 Rehab Facility 17 (14.5) 46 (14.4)
 SNF 23 (19.7) 59 (18.4)
Length of stay 16.40171 14.92812 0.3113
  1. * Footnote: Three unique controls were matched to each case. Controls were matched on admission date of the case (within seven days of admission) and length of stay (length of stay ≥ pre-fall LOS of case)