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Table 2 Baseline characteristics

From: The effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on cognitive function in patients with hip fracture: randomized controlled trial (Oslo Orthogeriatric Trial)

Characteristics Acute geriatric ward (number = 163) Orthopedic ward (number = 166)
Age, median (range) 84 (55 to 99) 85 (46 to 101)
Male (%) 42 (26) 38 (23)
IQCODE >3.44 (%)a 93 (58) 91 (58)
Dementia, expert opinion (%)b 80 (49) 82 (49)
BADL, median (IQR)c 18 (13 to 20) 18 (15 to 20)
NEADL, median (IQR)d 28 (9 to 52) 30.5 (12 to 52)
APACHE II score, mean (SD) 9.5 (2.8) 9.3 (2.7)
CCI, median (IQR) 1 (0 to 2) 1 (0 to 2)
Number of medications used regularly, median (IQR) 5 (2 to 7) 4 (2 to 6)
BMI, mean (SD)e 24.4 (4) 24.4 (4.6)
Living in an institution (%) 52 (32) 50 (30)
Type of fracture (%):   
- Femoral neck 98 (60) 97 (58)
- Intertrochanteric 64 (39) 67 (40)
- Subtrochanteric 1 (1) 2 (1)
Type of surgery (%):   
- Hemiarthroplasty 74 (45) 71 (43)
- Osteosynthesis 88 (54) 91 (55)
- Total hip replacement 0 (0) 1(1)
- Girdlestone 1 (1) 0 (0)
- Not operated 0 (0) 3 (2)
Type of anesthesia (%)   
- General 8 (5) 14 (9)
- Spinal 147 (94) 143 (91)
- Epidural 2 (1) 0 (0)
Injury occurred indoors (%) 136 (84) 139 (84)
  1. aIQCODE was missing in two patients from the acute geriatric ward and in eight patients from the orthopedic ward; bbased upon consensus in an expert panel (TBW and KE); cBarthel ADL was missing in one patient from the acute geriatric ward and three patients from the orthopedic ward; dNEADL was missing in four patients from the acute geriatric ward and in two patients from the orthopedic ward; eBMI was missing in 30 patients from the acute geriatric ward and in 69 patients from the orthopedic ward. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; BADL, Barthel Activities of Daily Living; BMI, body mass index; CCI, Charlson Comorbidity Index score; IQCODE, Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly; IQR, interquartile range; NEADL, Nottingham Extended ADL Index.