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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence of medication-related falls in 200 consecutive elderly patients with hip fractures: a cross-sectional study

General characteristics
Female (n (%))136 (68)
Age (years)82 [76,88]
Age > 80 years (n (%))115 (57.5)
Height (cm)166 ± 9 cm
Weight (kg)67 ± 14 kg
Body mass index (kg/m2)24 ± 4
Body mass index < 18.5 (n (%))17 (8.5)
Residence (n(%))
 Private home158 (79)
 Nursing home35 (17.5)
 Other9 (4.5)
Type of fall and fracture (n(%))
 Low-energy trauma defining an osteoporotic fracture175 (87.5)
 Not low-energy trauma22 (11)
 No fall3 (1.5)
Clinical findings (n(%))
 First SBP at admission < 120 mmHg12 (6)
 Lowest measured SBP during the admission < 120 mmHg135 (67.5)
 First PS at admission < 90%22 (11)
 First RF at admission > 20 /min23 (11.5)
 First TP > 38.0 °C11 (5.5)
Abnormal laboratory findings at the time of admission (n(%))
 Estimated glomerular filtration rate* < 60 ml/min74 (37)
 Estimated glomerular filtration rate* < 30 ml/min13 (6.5)
 C-reactive protein > 100 mg/l12 (6)
 Haemoglobin < 6 mmol/l11 (5.5)
 Sodium < 132 mmol/l12 (6)
 Potassium < 3.2 mmol/l5 (2.5)
 Thyroid stimulating hormone < 0.3 m IU/l or > 4.5 mIU/l20 (10)
 Alanine amino transferase > 50 U/l in men or > 35 U/l in women12 (6)
 Glucose < 4 mmol/l0 (0)
 Glucose > 10 mmol/l14 (7)
 Albumin < 34 g/l69 (34.5)
  1. Table 1. Detailed description of the characteristics of the study population. Abbreviations: CNS central nervous system SBP systolic blood pressure, PS peripheral saturation, RF respiratory frequency, TP body temperature. *: calculated by the EPI-CKD formula. Number of patients with missing data for each variable: age: 0, height: 10, weight: 17, body mass index: 24, first SBP: 2, lowest SBP: 8, PS: 4, RF: 4, TP: 8, Estimated glomerular filtration rate: 1, c-reactive protein: 9, Haemoglobin: 3, sodium: 2, potassium: 2, thyroid stimulating hormone: 37, alanine amino transferase: 8, glucose: 16, albumin: 2. Percentages of patients with a given condition (e.g. sodium < 132 mmol/l) were calculated by dividing the number of confirmed cases with the total number of patients in the population (200)
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