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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence and factors associated with frailty in hospitalized older patients

  Total n = 124 (%)
Age (years),Mean ± SD
Age ≥ 85 years
 85.9 ± 5.5
78 (63)
Gender (Female/Male) 90/34
BMI (Kg/m2),Mean ± SD 24.7 ± 5.7
ResidencyLive alone46 (37.1)
With spouse and/or children40 (32.3)
Nursing Home38 (30.6)
Medical historyDiabetes26 (21.0)
HTA74 (59.7)
Dislipoproteinemia21 (16.9)
Dementia49(39.5)
Depression26 (21)
confusion59 (48)
Cardiopathy67 (54.0)
Osteoarthritis/ osteoporosis123 (99.2)
Incontinence39 (31.7)
Falls60 (48.4)
Professional medical frame 90 (72.6)
Polypharmacy ≥ 5 88 (71)
Length of hospitalization (days) 20.0 ± 15.1
Comprehensive geriatric assessmentMMSE Score17.7 ± 6.8
Dependency for ADL Katz score < 6104 (84.6)
Malnourished MNA < 1760 (50.4)
SEGA score12.9 ± 3.9
Disease progressionAmelioration47 (38.2)
Stabilization55 (44.7)
Death21 (17.1)
  1. SD Standard deviation, BMI Body Mass Index, ADL Activities of Daily Living, MNA Mini Nutritional Assessment, SEGAm modified Short Emergency Geriatric Assessment
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