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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample population

From: Diagnostic validity of the STRATIFY and Downton instruments for evaluating the risk of falls by hospitalised acute-care patients: a multicentre longitudinal study

  Total sample
N = 977
N (%) or Mean (SD)
Fallers
N = 23
N (%) or Mean (SD)
Non-fallers
N = 954
N (%) or Mean (SD)
Sex
 Male 518 (53) 10 (43.5) 508 (53.3)
 Female 459 (47) 13 (56.5) 446 (46.7)
 Mean age 65.58 (17.55) 73.57 (14.19) 65.39 (17.58)
Centre
 ASCS 687 (70.3) 14 (60.9)** 673 (70.5)
 HUVV 116 (11.9) 4 (17.4) 112 (11.7)
 HRUM 78 (8) 3 (13) 75 (7.9)
 ASAGA 55 (5.6) 2 (8.7) 53 (5.6)
 ASAGM 41 (4.2) 0 41 (4.3)
Type of unita
 Medical 578 (59.2) 18 (78.3) 560 (58.7)
 Surgical 334 (34.2) 5 (21.7) 329 (34.6)
 ICU 64 (6.6) 0 64 (6.7)
 Mean STRATIFY score 0.75 (0.83) 1.50 (1.22)* 0.74 (0.83)
 Mean Downton score 2.57 (1.88) 3.33 (2.26)* 2.56 (1.88)
  1. a Lost = 1
  2. *p < 0.001
  3. **p < 0.05