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Table 1 Patient characteristics of 417 dizzy older patients in primary care

From: Impact of dizziness on everyday life in older primary care patients: a cross-sectional study

  No. (%) of patients
Sex, female 307 (74)
Age in years, mean (range) 78.5 (65-95)
Living situation
   Alone 254 (61)
   In residential home 66 (16)
Ethnic background
   Dutch native 342 (82)
   Western immigrant 31 (7)
   Non-western immigrant 44 (11)
Level of education
   Elementary school 119 (29)
   High school 247 (59)
   College/university 51 (12)
Medical history
   Cardiovascular disease 205 (49)
   Hypertension 239 (57)
   Diabetes 78 (19)
   Neurologic disease 145 (35)
   Psychiatric disease 142 (34)
Onset of dizziness
   <6 months 128 (31)
   ≥6 months 289 (69)
Category of dizziness*
   Disequilibrium 360 (86)
   Presyncope 302 (72)
   Vertigo 259 (62)
   Atypical 146 (42)
  1. *Adds up to more than 100%, because most patients described more than one subtype.