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Table 1 Summary statistics and discharge destination after hospital discharge according to the characteristics of the study population.

From: Predictors of Long-Term Care Utilization by Dutch Hospital Patients aged 65+

Categories n Percentage of total sample No formal care
(n = 210,972)
Home Care
(n = 42,418)
Home for the elderly
(n = 2,918)
Nursing home
(n = 6,131)
Age, years (mean = 74.23, SD = 6.39)       
   65-74 149,750 57.1% 85.3% 12.9% 0.5% 1.4%
   75-84 99,242 37.8% 75.1% 20.2% 1.6% 3.2%
   84+ 13,447 5.1% 64.7% 23.6% 4.5% 7.2%
Sex       
   Male 132,326 50.4% 82.8% 14.2% 0.8% 2.2%
   Female 130,113 49.6% 77.9% 18.2% 1.5% 2.5%
Family situation       
   Living Alone 70,596 26.9% 73.4% 20.4% 2.6% 3.6%
   Spouse 186,674 71.1% 83.1% 14.4% 1.8% 0.7%
   Child 18,604 7.1% 81.2% 0.6% 15.8% 2.5%
Hospitalization duration, days (median = 4, SD = 13.79)       
   01-10 190,094 72.4% 87.3% 11.2% 0.6% 0.8%
   11-20 40,824 15.6% 66.1% 27.7% 2.2% 4.1%
   20+ 31,521 12.0% 57.1% 31.1% 2.5% 9.3%
Diagnoses       
   Intestinal, stomach and rectum cancer 5,744 2.2% 49.8% 46.1% 1.6% 2.6%
   Lung cancer 2,957 1.1% 45.8% 50.1% 1.3% 2.9%
   Uterus cancer 662 0.3% 65.1% 32.0% 1.7% 1.2%
   Ovary cancer 414 0.2% 48.1% 47.3% 1.9% 2.7%
   Prostate cancer 3,351 1.3% 77.1% 20.2% 0.8% 2.0%
   Bladder cancer 2,538 1.0% 74.2% 23.9% 0.6% 1.3%
   Diabetes mellitus 10,720 4.1% 68.1% 26.3% 1.5% 4.1%
   Dementia 1,064 0.4% 48.9% 26.5% 4.6% 20.0%
   Schizophrenia 640 0.2% 52.2% 28.1% 3.8% 15.9%
   Alzheimer's disease 240 0.1% 57.1% 23.8% 2.9% 16.3%
   Epilepsy 1,087 0.4% 67.3% 22.6% 2.2% 7.8%
   Heart Failure 8,688 3.3% 65.0% 29.4% 2.3% 3.3%
   Cerebrovascular diseases 9,411 3.6% 61.5% 17.9% 1.4% 19.2%
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 9,107 3.5% 68.3% 27.6% 1.5% 2.6%
   Alcoholic liver disease 153 0.1% 54.3% 34.6% 2.6% 8.5%
   Infections of skin 915 0.4% 67.2% 28.4% 1.2% 3.2%
   Coxarthrosis 9,220 3.5% 62.3% 29.6% 3.4% 4.7%
   Gonarthrosis 6,910 2.6% 70.3% 23.1% 2.1% 4.5%
   Glomerular disorders 1,329 0.5% 68.9% 29.0% 1.0% 1.1%
   Intracranial injury 1,557 0.6% 72.9% 17.4% 2.2% 7.5%
   Fracture of elbow and forearm 1,188 0.5% 67.9% 24.4% 2.5% 5.1%
   Fracture of femur 4,327 1.7% 46.2% 29.9% 5.5% 18.4%
   Fracture of ankle or lower leg 1,141 0.4% 57.6% 26.7% 4.8% 10.9%
   Strictly other diagnoses 190,010 72.4% 86.6% 11.8% 0.7% 0.9%
  1. Sample size n = 262,439. With the exception of the 'n' column, which provides absolute numbers, all other values are given as percentages. The percentages in each column for diagnoses do not add up to 100% because patients can have more than one diagnosis. The percentages given for discharge destination do add up to 100%.