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Table 1 Sample characteristics at baseline

From: Predictors of nursing home admission of individuals without a dementia diagnosis before admission - results from the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+)

Characteristics Non-institutionalised
(n = 695)
Institutionalised
(n = 59)
Test statistic p-value
Age, mean (s.d.) 80.6 (4.4) 83.7 (5.9) T=-3.94 <0.001
Gender, n (%)     
   Male 204 (29.4) 15 (25.4) χ2 = 0.41 0.523
   Female 491 (70.6) 44 (74.6)   
Education, n (%)     
   Low 131 (18.8) 13 (22.0) χ2 = 0.82 0.665
   Middle 453 (65.2) 35 (59.3)   
   High 111 (16.0) 11 (18.7)   
Marital status, n (%)     
   Single 57 (8.2) 5 (8.5) χ2 = 9.37 0.025
   Married 235 (33.8) 9 (15.3)   
   Divorced 59 (8.5) 5 (8.5)   
   Widowed 344 (49.5) 40 (67.8)   
Living situation, n (%)     
   Alone 411 (59.1) 48 (81.4) χ2 = 10.73 0.005
   With spouse 228 (32.8) 9 (15.2)   
   With others 56 (8.1) 2 (3.4)   
MMSE-Score, mean (s.d.) 27.4 (2.0) 26.9 (2.1) T = 1.84 0.061
  1. MMSE - Mini Mental State Examination, s.d. - standard deviation