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Table 2 Patient baseline demographics for the instrument development and validation

From: The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI): An essential health index for an ageing world

Patient Baseline demographics Development study n= 86 Validation study n= 106
Mean Age years (sd) 79.2 (7.1) 81.2 (7.3)
Gender (% female) 53% 47.3%
Place of prior residence   
   Home alone 24 (27.9%) 31 (29.3%)
   Home accompanied 52 (60.5%) 65 (61.3%)
   Hostel/SRS 6 (7%) 8 (7.6%)
   Nursing Home 4 (4.7%) 2 (1.9%)
Primary Language   
   English 59 (68.6%) 75 (69.8%)
   Italian 17 (19.8%) 14 (13.2%)
   Macedonian 3 (3.5%) 1 (0.9%)
   Other 7 (8.1%) 17 (16.1%)
Gait aid prior to hospital admission   
   None 32 (37.2%) 50 (44.6%)
   Walking stick 26 (30.2%) 22 (19.6%)
   Frame 25 (29.1%) 37 (33%)
   Other 3 (3.5%) 3 (2.7%)
Primary Diagnosis   
   Circulatory 20 (23.3%) 21 (19.8%)
   Respiratory 13 (15.1%) 37 (34.9%)
   Endocrine 9 (10.5%) 6 (5.7%)
   Digestive 4 (4.7%) 7 (6.6%)
   Genitourinary 4 (4.7%) 6 (5.7%)
   Musculoskeletal 4 (4.7%) 3 (2.8%)
   Other 32 (37.2%) 26 (24.5%)
Mean Charlson Index (sd) 1.83 (1.54), n = 84 1.94 (1.57), n = 105
Mean APACHE II (sd) 11.89 (3.10), n = 83 12.60 (3.77), n = 105
Mean MMSE (sd) 21.73 (7.57), range 0–30 n = 85 22.77 (6.30), range 1–30, n = 103
Mean Barthel Index (sd) 81.29 (22.72), range 20–100 82.47 (18.80), range 15–100, n = 105
Mean HABAM (sd) 18.06 (6.78), range 0–26 16.83 (6.77), range 0–26