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Table 1 Characteristics of the older patients visiting GOPCs in 2014

From: Comparison of adaptive versions of the Hong Kong-specific criteria and 2015 Beers criteria for assessing potentially inappropriate medication use in Hong Kong older patients

Characteristics N (%) or mean (SD)
All 489,301
Gender
 Male 223,142 (45.6%)
 Female 266,159 (54.4%)
Age 75.1 (7.7)
 65 ~ 69 159,424 (32.6%)
 70 ~ 74 98,683 (20.2%)
 75 ~ 79 94,707 (19.4%)
 80 ~ 84 74,732 (15.3%)
 85+ 61,755 (12.6%)
No. of drugs 9.6 (7.0)
 0 ~ 3 72,403 (14.8%)
 4 ~ 6 118,136 (24.1%)
 7 ~ 9 106,737 (21.8%)
 10 ~ 12 72,224 (14.8%)
  > 12 119,801 (24.5%)
No. of diagnoses 4.3 (2.1)
 1 7803 (1.6%)
 2 87,941 (18.0%)
 3 103,060 (21.1%)
 4 ~ 6 229,071 (46.8%)
  > 6 61,426 (12.6%)
No. of GOPC visits within the year 4.1 (2.5)
 1 67,499 (13.8%)
 2 ~ 3 128,476 (26.3%)
 4 ~ 5 196,686 (40.2%)
 6+ 96,640 (19.8%)
No. of hospital admissions within the year 0.6 (1.8)
 0 358,489 (73.3%)
 1 68,434 (14.0%)
 2+ 62,378 (12.8%)