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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants (n = 1106)

From: Frailty, walking ability and self-rated health in predicting institutionalization: an 18-year follow-up study among Finnish community-dwelling older people

  n (%)
Age, mean (SD), range 73.0 (6.4), 64.0–97.0
Age  
 64–74 720 (65)
 75–84 312 (28)
 ≥ 85 74 (7)
Women 633 (57)
Living alone 342 (31)
Education  
 More than basica or basic 94 (8)
 Less than basic 1012 (92)
MMSE < 26 270 (24)
Body mass index, kg/m2  
 < 20 42 (4)
 20–24.9 297 (27)
 25–29.9 495 (45)
 30–34.9 208 (19)
 ≥ 35 61 (6)
Number of prescribed medicines  
 < 5 833 (75)
 5–7 196 (18)
 8–9 54 (5)
 ≥ 10 23 (2)
  1. aSix years of elementary school