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Table 1 Main baseline characteristics of the participants (n = 210).

From: Older People's Quality of Life (OPQOL) scores and adverse health outcomes at a one-year follow-up. A prospective cohort study on older outpatients living in the community in Italy

Variables Percentage (n) Mean (SD) Lowest quartile Highest quartile
Age (years)   81.2 (6.5)   86 +
Sex: female 69 (144)    
Education less than or equal to 5 years 36 (75)    
Yearly income < 10,000 euros 17 (35)    
Living alone 45 (94)    
BADL scorea   4.4 (1.7) 0 - 3  
Any fall in the previous year 31 (66)    
Any ED admission in the previous year 35 (74)    
Being frail (SOF criteria) 31 (65)    
CIRS m scoreb   4.2 (1.8)   5 +
Dementia 28 (58)    
Depression 52 (110)    
OPQOL total scorec   116.2 (15.4) 35 - 106  
OPQOL health sub-scored   10.5 (3.4) 4 - 8  
  1. Notes: SD = standard deviation; ED = emergency department; SOF = Study of Osteoporotic Fractures.
  2. a) Basic Activities of Daily Living. Score range 0 - 6. Lower scores indicate greater dependence.
  3. b) Cumulative Illness Rating Scale morbidity. Scores 0-13. Higher scores indicate greater morbidity.
  4. c) Older People's Quality of Life questionnaire. Score range 35-175. Lower scores indicate worse quality of life.
  5. d) Score range 4-20. Lower scores indicate worse health-related quality of life.