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Table 2 Baseline characteristics for the final study population of nursing home and hospital wards

From: The impact of a national quality register in the analysis of risks and adverse events among older adults in nursing homes and hospital wards—a Swedish Senior Alert survey

  Nursing homes
(n = 40,224)
Hospital wards
(n = 10,112)
p value
  Mean SD Mean SD  
Age (years) 85.4 7.5 79.8 8.3 < 0.001a
BMI (kg/m2) 25.0 5.1 25.5 5.2 < 0.001a
Days to follow-up 123 76 7 8 < 0.001c
  n % n %  
Females 27,349 68 5640 56 < 0.001b
Married 9798 24 4103 41 < 0.001b
Fall risk 32,445 79 5421 54 < 0.001b
Malnutrition risk 23,994 60 6621 65 < 0.001b
Pressure ulcer risk 12,275 31 1741 17 < 0.001b
Poor oral health risk 16,500 41 2837 28 < 0.001b
Has any risk 37,011 92 8289 82 < 0.001b
  1. Data are shown as mean (SD) or number (%)
  2. aStudent’s t test
  3. bPearson’s chi-square test
  4. cWelch two sample t test