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Table 4 Characteristics of HCS participants

From: Identification of risk factors for hospital admission using multiple-failure survival models: a toolkit for researchers

n(%) Men (n = 1579) Women (n = 1418)
Age (yrs)a 65.7 (2.9) 66.6 (2.7)
Height (cm)a 174.2 (6.5) 160.8 (5.9)
Weight (kg)a 82.4 (12.7) 71.4 (13.4)
BMI (kg/m2)a 27.2 (3.8) 27.6 (4.9)
Ever smoked regularly 1059 (67.1 %) 553 (39.0 %)
High alcohol intake (≥22 M; ≥15 F units per week) 340 (21.5 %) 68 (4.8 %)
Home ownership (Not owned or mortgaged) 299 (18.9 %) 313 (22.1 %)
Walking speed (self-reported)a:
 Very slow 76 (4.8 %) 97 (6.8 %)
 Stroll 375 (23.8 %) 285 (20.1 %)
 Normal 625 (39.6 %) 638 (45.0 %)
 Brisk 432 (27.4 %) 319 (22.5 %)
 Fast 69 (4.4 %) 79 (5.6 %)
Number of systems medicatedb 1.0 (0.0, 2.0) 1.0 (1.0, 2.0)
Deaths 189 (12.0 %) 86 (6.1 %)
Ever had an admission 1185 (75.0 %) 976 (68.8 %)
Ever had an admission/died 1197 (75.8 %) 985 (69.5 %)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aMean(SD) bMedian (Lower quartile, Upper quartile)