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Table 2 Characteristics of long-term care facility residents in the diabetes case ascertainment cohort ( N= 23,217) and comorbidity case ascertainment cohort ( N= 4,183)

From: Validity of the RAI-MDS for ascertaining diabetes and comorbid conditions in long-term care facility residents

Variable Diabetes case ascertainment cohort n(%) Comorbidity case ascertainment cohort n(%)
Age group   
 < 65 years 1518 (6.5) 300 (7.2)
 65 – 74 years 2090 (9.0) 554 (13.2)
 75 – 84 years 7187 (31.0) 1517 (36.3)
 85+ years 12422 (53.5) 1812 (43.3)
Sex   
 Female 14795 (63.7) 2547 (60.9)
 Male 8422 (36.3) 1636 (39.1)
Charlson comorbidity index   
 0 7947 (34.2) 1108 (26.5)
 1-2 9467 (40.8) 1552 (37.1)
 3+ 5803 (25.0) 1523 (36.4)
Income quintile   
 Q1 (Lowest) 5400 (23.3) 1097 (26.2)
 Q2 4814 (20.7) 887 (21.2)
 Q3 5639 (24.3) 983 (23.5)
 Q4 4072 (17.5) 693 (16.6)
 Q5 (Highest) 3143 (13.5) 500 (12.0)
 Missing 149 (0.6) 23 (0.5)
Residence location   
 Rural 11796 (50.8) 2197 (52.5)
 Urban 11209 (48.3) 1932 (46.2)
 Missing 212 (0.9) 54 (1.3)
Facility affiliation   
 Affiliated 6834 (29.4) 1160 (27.7)
 Amalgamated 14412 (62.1) 2686 (64.2)
 Contract 1968 (8.5) 334 (8.1)
Facility type   
 Special care home 20002 (90.5) 3787 (90.5)
 Other facility 2215 (9.5) 396 (9.5)
Diabetes prevalence (%) 6298 (27.1) 4183 (100.0)