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Table 4 Dependency levels 1 year after first decision on social care (n = 415)

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

  Dependency level at 1 year
Dependency level at first decision Noa Mild Moderate Severe Total Deadb Censoredc
Mild (n = 218) 2 (0.9%) 138 (63%) 23 (11%) 29 (13%) 11 (5.0%) 10 (4.6%) 5 (2.3%)
Moderate (n = 66) 1 (1.5%) 9 (14%) 33 (50%) 17 (26%) 2 (3.0%) 3 (4.5%) 1 (1.5%)
Severe (n = 99) 1 (1.0%) 17 (17%) 10 (10%) 40 (40%) 12 (12%) 9 (9.1%) 10 (10%)
Total (n = 32) 0 1 (3.1%) 1 (3.1%) 4 (13%) 18 (56%) 6 (19%) 2 (6.3%)
In all (n = 415) 4 165 67 90 43 28 18
  1. a No dependency according to Table 1 after 1 year
  2. b Died during the first year
  3. c Among the home care recipients, there were 18 who had support of relatives and two with daily living support