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Table 3 Acceptance or refusal of admission into a home for the elderly (n = 65)

From: Demand of elderly people for residential care: an exploratory study

Characteristics of subjects Missing Values Acceptation
n = 42
Refusal
n = 23
p-value
Age (SD)1 - 80 (6.5) 83 (4.5) 0.12
Gender2 -    0.69
-male   11 5  
- female   31 18  
Living conditions2 -    0.98
- living alone   33 18  
- sharing a house with others   9 5  
Housing2 1    0.79
- specially adapted house/apartment for senior citizens or elderly people   9 6  
- ground-floor rooms   14 6  
- regular house   18 11  
Waiting period2 -    0,39
- 0 – 6 months   12 10  
- 6 – 12 months   12 6  
- > over 1 year   17 6  
Level of physical limitation1 (18–54)3 2 35 32 0.14
Personal perception of health 1 (0–10) 8 3.6 6.1 0.02
Loss of memory1 (0–6) 9 3.3 3.1 0.73
Negative feelings1 (0–10) 10 3.3 2.8 0.62
Feelings of loneliness1 (0–14) 8 6.5 5.7 0.45
Social network1 (0–25) 8 16.1 18.2 0.12
Social participation1 (4–20) 1 8.2 9.3 0.36
Self- care agency 1 (9–45) 5 29.7 32.5 0.02
Urgency of admission 1 (1–5) 2 4.0 1.6 0.00
  1. 1. ANOVA (one-way)
  2. 2Chi square
  3. 3Only 60 subjects answered this part of the questionnaire