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Table 1 Characteristics and survival of individuals diagnosed with delirium compared with no cognitive impairment (NCI), other forms of cognitive impairment, no dementia (CIND) and graded severities of dementia. Dementia severity was graded using the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) as mild (GDS = 4) moderate (GDS = 5) or severe (GDS = 6) [12].

From: Prevalence and outcomes of delirium in community and non-acute care settings in people without dementia: a report from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging

  Delirium
N = 21
NCI
N = 921
Other CIND
N = 851
Mild dementia
N = 253
Moderate dementia
N = 441
Severe dementia
N = 421
Age
(95% CI)
86.8
(83.8, 89.9)
79.0
(78.5, 79.4)
80.2
(79.8, 80.7)
82.1
(81.2, 82.9)
82.8
(82.1, 83.5)
84.1
(83.4, 84.9)
% female mean
(95% CI)
47.6
(24.3, 70.9)
61.7
(58.5, 64.8)
61.5
(58.2, 64.7)
60.9
(54.8, 66.9)
65.5
(61.1, 70.0)
77.4
(73.4, 81.4)
Education mean years
(95% CI)
9.7
(8.3, 11.2)
9.3
(9.0, 9.5)
8.1
(7.8, 8.4)
8.4
(7.9, 8.9)
8.3
(7.9, 8.7)
8.3
(6.7, 9.8)
3MS mean
(95% CI)
68.1
(58.9, 77.2)
84.7
(84.0, 85.3)
71.9
(70.9, 72.9)
63.4
(61.7, 65.1)
47.3
(45.7, 48.9)
18.3
(16.3, 20.4)
Months with impaired dressing mean
(95% CI)
3.9
(0, 9.6)
1.0
(0.4, 1.6)
3.1
(2.0, 4.3)
5.0
(2.5, 7.5)
10.3
(7.8, 12.8)
25.6
(22.3, 28.8)
Urinary incontinence %
(95% CI)
70.0
(48.0, 92.0)
17.0
(14.5, 19.4)
25.6
(22.7, 28.6)
27.0
(21.5, 32.6)
44.9
(40.2, 49.7)
84.8
(81.1, 88.6)
5-year survival %
(95% CI)
18.2
(0.7, 35.7)
69.6
(66.6, 72.6)
51.4
(48.0, 54.9)
46.2
(39.9, 52.4)
26.0
(21.8, 30.1)
12.2
(9.0, 15.3)