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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Falls and consequent injuries in hospitalized patients: effects of an interdisciplinary falls prevention program

  Total (n = 34,972) Medicine (n = 17,386) Geriatrics (n = 2,765) Surgery (n = 14,821) P-values
Females (%) 18,745 (53.6) 9,469 (54.5) 2,010 (72.7) 7,278 (49.1) <0.001†
Age in years* 67.3 ± 19.3 70.4 ± 17.3 83.0 ± 7.8 60.6 ± 20.4 <0.001‡
Age groups (%)      
18 – 64 yrs. 36.6 29.2 1.7 51.8 <0.001†
65 – 79 yrs. 30.8 34.2 28.2 27.3  
80 yrs. and more 32.6 36.6 70.1 20.9  
Length of stay(days)* 11.9 ± 13.2 10.8 ± 9.3 36.1 ± 25.4 8.6 ± 8.1 <0.001‡
NCT§(hours)* 3.5 ± 1.4 3.3 ± 1.5 3.7 ± 1.6 3.6 ± 1.3 <0.001‡
  1. *Mean ± SD, §Nursing care time per patient day, Chi-square, ANOVA