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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Drug - related emergency department visits by elderly patients presenting with non-specific complaints

Characteristics Total population (N = 633)
Age, median (IQR) 81 (72/87)
Female (%) 396 (62.6)
BMI, median (IQR) 23.4 (20.4/26.4)
Living situation:  
  - independent (%) 145 (22.9)
  - with family help (%) 208 (32.9)
  - with home care (%) 214 (33.8)
  - nursing home (%) 66 (10.4)
Charlson Comorbidity Index, median (IQR) 2 (1/4)
Number of concomitant drugs, median (IQR) 5 (3/8)
Patients with serious condition, number (%) 387 (61.1)
Patients with DRP, number (%) 77 (12.2)
Patients with DRP as serious condition, number (%) 64 (83.1)
  1. IQR = Inter-Quartile Range.
  2. BMI = Body Mass Index.
  3. MDRD = Modification of Diet in Renal Disease, equation to predict glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine [44].
  4. DRP = drug-related problems, as defined in the PCNE-Classification V5.1.