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Table 2 Inpatient admissions: Sociodemographic, functional and clinical profiles by usual residence

From: Identifying alternatives to old age psychiatry inpatient admission: an application of the balance of care approach to health and social care planning

Dimension Categories Admissions from home Admissions from care homes p-value of χ2 test
% (n) % (n)  
Gender Female 61.2 (109) 54.1 (20) 0.417
Male 38.8 (69) 45.9 (17)
Age 65-74 46.6 (82) 22.2 (8) 0.023
75-84 38.6 (68) 52.8 (19)
85+ 14.8 (26) 25.0 (9)
Activities of daily livinga Independent 69.3 (124) 24.3 (9) <0.001
Minimal help needed 21.8 (39) 43.2 (16)
Partially dependent 5.0 (9) 16.2 (6)
Very/totally dependent 3.9 (7) 16.2 (6)
General health status Very good/excellent 12.6 (22) 2.9 (1) 0.043
Good 29.1 (51) 31.4 (11)
Fair 33.7 (59) 54.3 (19)
Poor 24.6 (43) 11.4 (4)
Primary diagnosis Organic mental health problem 31.0 (56) 70.3 (26) <0.001
Depression or anxiety 50.9 (89) 21.6 (8)
Other mental health problem e.g., schizophrenia 17.2 (30) 8.11 (3)
Indicators of low mood or anxiety Yes 76.2 (125) 68.6 (24) 0.344
No 23.8 (39) 31.4 (11)
Cognitiona Intact/only mild impairment 74.0 (125) 41.7 (15) <0.001
Moderate impairment 12.4 (21) 19.4 (7)
Severe impairment 13.6 (23) 38.9 (14)
Challenging behavioura Low 14.0 (25) 2.7 (1) 0.044
Medium 63.7 (114) 59.5 (22)
High 22.3 (40) 37.8 (14)
Risksb At least one high risk 77.1 (138) 81.1 (30) 0.595
  No high risks 22.9 (41) 18.9 (7)
  1. aIncludes small proportions of imputed cases (model-based)
  2. bIncludes the risk of deliberate self-harm, harming others or self-neglect