Table 1

Baseline characteristics of subjects age < 75 years compared with those aged 75 years or more [n(%) unless stated otherwise]

Variable

<75 years (n = 181)

≥75 years (n = 264)


Gender, female

78 (43)|

133 (50)

Smoking

Never smoked

50 (28)

87 (33)

Ex smoker

80 (44)

136 (52)

Current smoker

44 (24)

37 (14)

Number of subjects with alcohol >14 units

26 (14)

20 (8)

Chronic disease

IHD

58 (32)

104 (39)

Hypertension

63 (35)

80 (30)

Stroke

14 (8)

37 (14)

COPD

35 (19)

49 (19)

Medications +

0–2

66 (38)

77 (30)

3–6

97 (55)

166 (64)

>6

12 (7)

16 (6)

Barthel Score *, median (Q1-Q3)

19 (14–20)

18 (13–20)

C-reactive protein median (Q1-Q3)

17 (5–79)

19.7 (5–59)

Fasting blood glucose median (Q1-Q3)

5.6 (5–6.4)

5.6 (5–6.2)


* P < 0.05

+ Values do not always add up because of some missing data

Forster and Gariballa Nutrition Journal 2005 4:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-28

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