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Table 1 Distribution of Age, Main Medical Cause for Dependency on Nursing Care and Level of Care Dependency among nursing home residents who died during the follow up period

From: Hospitalizations during the last months of life of nursing home residents: a retrospective cohort study from Germany

Age (in years)
Factor men women total
<70 41 (17.7) 23 (4.1) 64 (8.1)
70 – 79 56 (24.1) 79 (14.1) 135 (17.0)
80 – 89 97 (41.8) 307 (54.8) 404 (51.0)
90+ 38 (16.4) 151 (27.0) 189 (23.9)
Main medical cause for dependency on nursing care (ICD-10/ICD-9) §
Infections (A00–B99, J10–J18, L00–L08, N30, N39/001–139, 480–487, 595, 599, 680–686 2 (1.0) 4 (0.8) 6 (0.9)
Cancer (C00–D48/140–199, 210–239) 38 (18.5) 52 (10.7) 90 (13.0)
Hormone-, nutrition-, metabolic diseases (E00–E90, N18–N19/240–279, 585–586) 1 (0.5) 13 (2.7) 14 (2.0)
Psychiatric Diseases (F00–F99/290–319) 47 (22.9) 134 (27.6) 181 (26.2)
- among these: Dementia (F00–F03/290) 33 (16.1) 98 (20.2) 131 (19.0)
Diseases of the nervous and sensory system (G00–G44, G47–G99/320–359) 18 (8.8) 37 (7.6) 55 (8.0)
Cerebrovascular diseases (G45–G46, I60–I69/430–438) 29 (14.1) 63 (13.0) 92 (13.3)
Cardiovascular diseases (D50–D89, I00–I59, I70–I99/200–208, 280–289, 390–429, 439–459) 11 (5.4) 29 (6.0) 40 (5.8)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system (M00–M99/710–739) 14 (6.8) 45 (9.3) 59 (8.6)
Injuries and poisoning (R55, S00–T98/780, 800–999) 7 (3.4) 21 (4.3) 28 (4.1)
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J09, J19–J99/460–479, 488–519) 5 (2.4) 8 (1.6) 13 (1.9)
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93/520–579) 3 (1.5) 3 (0.6) 6 (0.9)
Other diseases 30 (14.6) 76 (15.7) 106 (15.4)
Survival time (Time after NHA until death)
<= 2 weeks 28 (12.1) 66 (11.8) 94 (11.9)
> 2 weeks – 4 weeks 26 (11.2) 49 (8.8) 75 (9.5)
> 1 month – 3 months 54 (23.3) 112 (20.0) 166 (21.0)
> 3 months – 6 months 34 (14.7) 96 (17.1) 130 (16.4)
> 6 months – 12 months 48 (20.7) 140 (25.0) 188 (23.7)
> 1 year 42 (18.1) 97 (17.3) 139 (17.6)
Total 232 (100) 560 (100) 792 (100)
  1. $102 persons without classification caused by missing values