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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of participants

From: Quality of life of older frail persons receiving a post-discharge program

Characteristic   Sample size (N = 351)
Age Mean (SD) 78.99 (8.80)
Gender Females 231 (66%)
Living arrangements Lives alone 171 (49%)
Lives with spouse 131 (37%)
Lives with others 49 (14%)
Length of stay (days) in hospital prior to TCP Median (IQR) 27 (16–45)
Length of stay (days) in TCP Median (IQR) 54 (37–73)
No. of medications at TCP admission ≤ 3 22 (6%)
4–5 32 (9%)
6–8 91 (26%)
9–12 123 (35%)
13–16 71 (20%)
≥ 17 8 (2%)
Missing data 4 (1%)
No. of co-morbidities at TCP admission Mean (SD) 6.02 (3.06)
Frailty Index Mean (SD) 0.31 (0.10)
  1. TCP = transition care program.