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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Orthogeriatrics prevents functional decline in hip fracture patients: report from two randomized controlled trials

  Comprehensive geriatric care
(N = 361)
Orthopedic care
(N = 365)
Age, mean (SD) 83.0 (7.3) 83.0 (8.0)
Male (%) 95 (26.3) 89 (24.4)
Living in a nursing home at admission (%)a 52 (14.4) 50 (13.7)
Barthel Index, mean (SD)b 17.2 (3.7) 17.4 (3.6)
NEADL, mean (SD)c 37.1 (20.6) 37.5 (19.9)
Type of fracture
 - Extracapsular (%) 144 (39.9) 141 (38.6)
 - Intracapsular (%) 217 (60.1) 224 (61.4)
Surgical treatmentd
 - Hemiarthroplasty (%) 148 (41.2) 155 (42.8)
 - Osteosynthesis (%) 208 (57.95) 199 (55.0)
 - Total hip replacement (%) 2 (0.6) 5 (1.4)
 - Girdlestone (%) 1 (0.3) 0 (0)
 - Not operated (%) 0 (0) 3 (0.8)
 - Died before surgery 2 (0.6) 3 (0.8)
Injury occurred indoors (%)e 270 (77.6) 279 (78.8)
  1. SD standard deviation, Barthel Index Barthel Index for Activities of Daily Living, NEADL Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living
  2. aPatients admitted from nursing homes were excluded in Trondheim
  3. bBarthel Index was missing from 10 in the orthopedic care group and 6 patients in the comprehensive geriatric care group
  4. cNEADL was missing from 12 patients in the orthopedic care group and 9 patients in the comprehensive geriatric care group
  5. dInformation about surgical treatment was missing/unknown in 3 patients in the orthopedic care group and 2 patients in the comprehensive geriatric care group
  6. eInformation about where the injury occurred (inside/outside) was unknown in 11 patients in the orthopedic care group and 13 patients in the comprehensive geriatric care group