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Table 1 Baseline characteristics. Trondheim 2003–4.

From: Intermediate care at a community hospital as an alternative to prolonged general hospital care for elderly patients: a randomised controlled trial

  Assigned community hospital Assigned general hospital
  Intermediate care group (n = 64) Intervention group (n = 72) General hospital group (n = 70)
Demography    
Gender    
   Males 14 (21.9%) 20 (27.8%) 27 (38.6%)
   Females 50 (78.1%) 52 (72.2%) 43 (61.4%)
Age males    
   Mean (SD) 79.5 (1.5) 80.6 (1.1) 78.4 (1.2)
   Median 79.0 80.0 79.0
Age females    
   Mean (SD) 81.4 (1.1) 80.6 (1.1) 83.1 (1.0)
   Median 82.5 82.0 83.0
Age both genders    
   Mean (SD) 80.9 (0.9) 80.6 (0.8) 81.3 (0.8)
   Median 81.5 81.5 81.0
Living with spouse    
   Males 7 10 9
   Females 6 6 6
ADL-scores    
Both genders    
   Mean (SD 2.19 (0.1) 2.24 (0.9) 2.05 (0.7)
   Median 2.13 2.29 2.02
Males    
   Mean (SD 2.30 (0.2) 2.42 (0.9) 2.08 (0.1)
   Median 2.37 2.37 2.00
Females    
   Mean (SD) 2.17 (0.1) 2.24 (0.8) 2.05 (0.1)
   Median 2.10 2.18 2.03
Primary diagnoses    
Cardiological diseases 21 (32.8%) 22 (30.6%) 20 (28.6%)
Infections 7 (10.9%) 13 (18.1%) 16 (22.9%)
Fractures/contusions 13 (20.3%) 14 (19.4%) 12 (17.1%)
Pulmonary diseases 5 (7.8%) 5 (6.9%) 6 (8.6%)
Neurological diseases 5 (7.8%) 5 (6.9%) 4 (5.7%)
Cancers 2 (3.1%) 2 (2.8%) 4 (5.7%)
Psychiatric diseases 1 (1.6%) 1 (1.4%) 0 (0%)
Other diseases 10 (15.6%) 10 (13.9%) 8 (11.4%)