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Table 3 Dependency levels for first and second decision on social care (n = 354)

From: Transitions between levels of dependency among older people receiving social care – a retrospective longitudinal cohort study in a Swedish municipality

  Dependency level at second decision
Dependency level at first decision Noa Mild Moderate Severe Total Deadb Censoredc In alld
Mild 3 (1.7%) 64 (37%) 36 (21%) 37 (22%) 13 (7.6%) 13 (7.6%) 6 (3.5%) 172
Moderate 0 8 (13%) 28 (45%) 17 (27%) 6 (9.7%) 2 (3.2%) 1 (1.6%) 62
Severe 2 (2.1%) 12 (13%) 16 (17%) 46 (48%) 8 (8.4%) 3 (3.2%) 8 (8.4%) 95
Total 0 2 (8.0%) 0 6 (24%) 11 (44%) 4 (16%) 2 (8.0%) 25
In all 5 86 80 106 38 22 17 354
  1. a No dependency according to Table 1 in the second decision of support
  2. b No second decision of support, dying during the follow-up period
  3. c Among the home care recipients, there were 17 who had support of relatives and 3 with daily living support
  4. d There were 61 home care recipients with only one decision of support at the end of the follow-up period