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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of veterans with schizophrenia aged 50 years or older (n = 49,173).

From: Mortality and guideline-concordant care for older patients with schizophrenia: a retrospective longitudinal study

Parameter  
Age, years1 59.6 ± 9.2 (56.0) (50 to 102)
SCI1 3.82 ± 2.2 (3.0) (1 to 16)
CCS1 1.00 ± 1.5 (1.0) (0 to 16)
Ethnicity, n (%)  
   White 32,245 (68.6)
   Black 14,117 (30.0)
   Hispanic 4,591 (9.3)
   Other 658 (1.4)
   Missing data 2,153
Marital status, n (%)  
   Single (never married) 19,250 (39.8)
   Married 13,333 (27.5)
   Divorced 13,863 (28.6)
   Widowed 1,960 (4.0)
   Missing data 767
   Priority 1 status 26,187 (53.3)
Antipsychotic adherence, n (%)  
   Good 13,086 (26.6)
   Poor 27,349 (55.6)
   Irregular 8,738 (17.8)
Medical/physical disorders, n (%)  
   Anemia 2,935 (6.0)
   Angina 1,148 (2.3)
   Cancer 3,169 (6.4)
   Cataracts 5,279 (10.7)
   Congestive heart failure 1,595 (3.2)
   COPD 7,482 (15.2)
   Diabetes mellitus (per SCI) 11,423 (23.2)
   Hepatitis 2,786 (5.7)
   Hypertension 21,062 (42.8)
   Dyslipidemia 14,147 (28.8)
   Cardiac arrhythmias 1,940 (3.9)
   Lower back pain 5,872 (11.9)
   Myocardial infarction 1,147 (2.3)
   Nicotine dependence 11,429 (23.2)
   Obesity 5,920 (12.0)
   Peripheral vascular disease 1,399 (2.8)
   Chronic renal disease 1,344 (2.7)
   Stroke 1,422 (2.9)
   Urinary tract infection 1,484 (3.0)
   Mental health disorders  
   Alcohol abuse or dependence 6,448 (13.1)
   Anxiety 4,221 (8.6)
   Bipolar disorder 5,998 (12.2)
   Depression 10,488 (21.3)
   PTSD 6,075 (12.4)
  1. Abbreviations: CCS, Charlson Comorbidity Score; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SCI, Selim Comorbidity Index; PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.
  2. 1Data are mean ± SD (median) (range).