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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: A frailty index derived from a standardized comprehensive geriatric assessment predicts mortality and aged residential care admission

Variable (Deficit score) Frequency (%)
Cognitive skills for daily decision making
 0 3631 (65.0)
 0.5 1536 (27.5)
 1 419 (7.5)
Short Term memory
 0 3241 (58.0)
 1 2345 (42.0)
Procedural memory
 0 4541 (81.3)
 1 1045 (18.7)
Worsening of decision making
 0 4530 (81.1)
 1 1056 (18.9)
Agitated or disoriented
 0 5262 (94.2)
 1 324 (5.8)
Sudden or new onset/change in mental function
 0 5448 (97.5)
 1 138 (2.5)
Making self understood
 0 4482 (80.2)
 0.5 987 (17.7)
 1 117 (2.1)
Ability to understand others
 0 4272 (76.5)
 0.5 1169 (20.9)
 1 145 (2.6)
Hearing
 0 2812 (50.3)
 0.5 2676 (47.9)
 1 98 (1.8)
Vision
 0 4047 (72.4)
 0.5 953 (17.1)
 1 586 (10.5)
Withdrawal from activities of interest
 0 4849 (86.8)
 0.5 275 (4.9)
 1 462 (8.3)
Repetitive anxious complaints, concerns
 0 4783 (85.6)
 0.5 384 (6.9)
 1 419 (7.5)
Sad, depressed
 0 4351 (77.9)
 0.5 691 (12.4)
 1 544 (9.7)
Behaviour Symptoms
 0 5280 (94.5)
 1 203 (3.6)
 2 72 (1.3)
 3 31 (0.6)
Changes in behaviour symptoms
 0 5320 (95.2)
 1 266 (4.8)
Changes in social functioning
 0 3116 (55.8)
 0.5 1688 (30.2)
 1 782 (14.0)
Bathing
 0 2530 (45.3)
 0.5 1733 (31.0)
 1 1323 (23.7)
Personal hygiene
 0 4411 (79.0)
 0.5 340 (6.1)
 1 835 (14.9)
Dressing upper body
 0 3922 (70.2)
 0.5 1095 (19.6)
 1 569 (10.2)
Dressing lower body
 0 3621 (64.8)
 0.5 1209 (21.6)
 1 756 (13.5)
Indoor mobility
 0 3362 (60.2)
 0.5 2077 (37.2)
 1 147 (2.6)
Outdoor mobility
 0 2565 (45.9)
 0.5 2282 (40.9)
 1 739 (13.2)
Transfer
 0 4848 (86.8)
 0.5 519 (9.3)
 1 219 (3.9)
Toilet use
 0 4749 (85.0)
 0.5 173 (3.1)
 1 664 (11.9)
Bed mobility
 0 5078 (90.9)
 0.5 96 (1.7)
 1 412 (7.4)
Eating
 0 5186 (92.8)
 0.5 188 (3.4)
 1 212 (3.8)
Mobility in home
 0 4835 (86.6)
 0.5 339 (6.1)
 1 412 (7.4)
Mode of locomotion
 0 3777 (67.6)
 0.5 727 (13.0)
 1 1082 (19.4)
Activities of daily living (ADL) decline
 0 2716 (48.6)
 1 2870 (51.4)
Bladder continence
 0 3581 (64.1)
 0.5 1165 (20.9)
 1 840 (15.0)
Bowel continence
 0 4817 (86.2)
 0.5 555 (9.9)
 1 214 (3.8)
Disease diagnoses
 0 140 (2.5)
 1 603 (10.8)
 2 1081 (19.4)
 3 1335 (23.9)
 4 1070 (19.2)
 5 666 (11.9)
 6 365 (6.5)
 7 201 (3.6)
 8 77 (1.4)
 9 32 (0.6)
 10 9 (0.2)
 11 7 (0.1)
Falls
 0 3297 (59.0)
 1 2058 (36.8)
 2 127 (2.3)
 3 104 (1.9)
Unsteady gait
 0 2049 (36.7)
 1 3537 (63.3)
Pain frequency
 0 1855 (33.2)
 0.5 717 (12.8)
 1 3014 (54.0)
Pain intensity
 0 1875 (33.6)
 0.5 970 (17.4)
 1 2741 (49.1)
Character of pain
 0 1910 (34.2)
 0.5 1896 (33.9)
 1 1780 (31.9)
Morbid obesity
 0 5477 (98.0)
 1 109 (2.0)
Weight loss
 0 4683 (83.8)
 1 903 (16.2)
Swallowing
 0 5057 (90.5)
 0.5 514 (9.2)
 1 15 (0.3)
Pressure ulcer
 0 5387 (96.4)
 1 199 (3.6)
Medications
 0 115 (2.1)
 1 1057 (18.9)
 2 2269 (40.6)
 3 2145 (38.4)
Congestive Heart Failure
 Not present 4352 (77.9)
 Present 157 (2.8)
 Present and treated 1077 (19.3)
 Coronary Artery Disease  
 Not present 4227 (75.7)
 Present 223 (4.0)
 Present and treated 1136 (20.3)
 Hypertension  
 Not present 2775 (49.7)
 Present 351 (6.3)
 Present and treated 2460 (44.0)
Alzheimer’s
 Not present 5375 (96.2)
 Present 57 (1.0)
 Present and treated 154 (2.8)
Dementia other than Alzheimer’s
 Not present 5279 (94.5)
 Present 98 (1.8)
 Present and treated 209 (3.7)
Parkinsonism
 Not present 5328 (95.4)
 Present 33 (0.6)
 Present and treated 225 (4.0)
Arthritis
 Not present 3243 (58.1)
 Present 533 (9.5)
 Present and treated 1810 (32.4)
Osteoporosis
 Not present 4427 (79.3)
 Present 212 (3.8)
 Present and treated 947 (17.0)
Any psychiatric diagnosis
 Not present 4726 (84.6)
 Present 160 (2.9)
 Present and treated 700 (12.5)
Urinary Tract Infection
 Not present 5232 (93.7)
 Present 47 (0.8)
 Present and treated 307 (5.5)
Cancer
 Not present 4792 (85.8)
 Present 116 (2.1)
 Present and treated 678 (12.1)
Diabetes
 Not present 4643 (83.1)
 Present 166 (3.0)
 Present and treated 777 (13.9)
Emphysema/COPD/Asthma
 Not present 4431 (79.3)
 Present 173 (3.1)
 Present and treated 982 (17.6)