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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample, nursing homes (N = 35) and residents (N = 1204)

From: Variations in levels of care between nursing home patients in a public health care system

  Share% or average (sd)     
Nursing home level data:   Median Minimum Maximum Quartile 25 -75
Extra care sheltered housing 29%     
Private ownership 14%     
Nursing home size; beds 34.4 (30.7) 25.0 6 129 17 – 36
Staff skill mix - average proportion;      
     College/university degree 25% (10) 24% 8% 48% 16% - 31%
     Upper secondary education 62% (13) 62% 27% 92% 51% - 70%
     None health related education 14% (10) 12% 0% 56% 8% - 18%
Average case-mix; ADL - mobility 3.28 (0.43) 3.38 2.16 4.20 3.04 - 3.54
Residents level data:      
Age:      
     <80 24%     
     80-89 49%     
     90+ 27%     
Private care      
     None 66%     
     <3 hours 32%     
     3 < hours 3%     
Disability score:   Score 1–1.9 Score 2–2.9 Score 3–3.9 Score 4-5
     ADL 3.35 (1.12) 13.0% 24.1% 26.1% 36.8%
     IADL 4.51 (0.70) 0.7% 2.7% 11.6% 85.1%
     Cognitive impairment 3.43 (0.95) 7.0% 23.3% 34.4% 35.3%
     Vision & hearing 1.82 (0.79) 52.5% 33.7% 11.5% 2.2%
Diagnose:      
     Dementia/Alzheimer 42%     
     Stroke 17%     
     Diabetes 8%     
  1. Standard deviation-sd.