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Table 4 Baseline characteristics of aged care residents

From: Increasing the uptake of vitamin D supplement use in Australian residential aged care facilities: results from the vitamin D implementation (ViDAus) study

Characteristic Overall Wedge 1 Wedge 2 Difference between groups
(p value)
Age (years) Mean 85.2 85.7 84.8 0.3
(95% CI) (84.2–86.2) (84.7–86.6) (83.1–86.4)
(individual range) (48–107)   
Male sex Percent 29.8 28.7 30.6 0.4
(95% CI) (27.1–32.4) (25.4–32.0) (26.7–35.0)
(% range) (8.8–54.4)   
Adequate (≥800 IU/day) vitamin D supplement use Percent 56.2 58.1 54.7 0.4
(95% CI) (51.4–61.0) (53.0–63.1) (47.1–62.3)
(% range) (15.4–77.5)   
Adequate (≥500 mg/day) calcium supplement use Percent 17.8 15.5 19.6 0.2
(95% CI) (13.8–21.8) (12.2–18.9) (13.3–26.0)
(% range) (0–46.9)   
Osteoporosis medication use Percent 15.3 14.5 15.9 0.4
(95% CI) (13.1–17.5) (11.8–17.3) (12.9–19.0)
(% range) (3.8–40.0)   
Number of prescribed oral medications Mean 10.9 9.8 11.8 0.0025
(95% CI) (10.2–11.7) (8.8–10.9) (11.1–12.5)
(individual range) (0–43)   
  1. CI Confidence Interval