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Table 1 Background characteristics and prevalence of dizziness in the total study population (n = 779) at baseline

From: Dizziness in older persons at high risk of future hospitalization: prevalence, differences between those with and without dizziness, and effect of a proactive primary care intervention

Age, years, mean (SD), min–max 84 (6), 75–104
Sex, n (%) Women 369 (47)
Men 410 (53)
Marital status, n (%) (n = 766) Married/domestic partnership 381 (50)
Unmarried 103 (13)
Widow/widower 282 (37)
Type of housing, n (%) (n = 772) Own house 260 (34)
Apartment 451 (58)
Serviced apartment 26 (3)
Nursing home 29 (4)
Dementia nursing home 6 (1)
Homecare service (n = 735) Yes, daily 148 (20)
Yes, but not daily 50 (7)
No 537 (73)
Mobility aids, n (%) (n = 758) None 280 (37)
Only cane/crutch 67 (9)
Only walker 189 (25)
Cane/crutch and walker 135 (18)
Wheelchair and cane/crutch/walker 64 (8)
Only wheelchair 23 (3)
Dizziness, n (%) Yes 493 (63)
No 286 (37)