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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Medication quality and quality of life in the elderly, a cohort study

  Total
n = 140
Group A
n = 47
Group B
n = 47
Group C
n = 46
Age; mean 83.4 (5.0) 83.3 (4.5) 84.3 (5.4) 82.7 (5.0)
Sex; women (%) 62.1 66.0 53.2 67.4
   men (%) 37.9 34.0 46.8 32.6
Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE); 1) median, 2) mean 1) 27 (23 - 28)
2) 25.6 (3.8)
1) 26 (23 - 28)
2) 25.2 (3.5)
1) 27 (23 - 29)
2) 25.3 (4.6)
1) 27 (24 - 29)
2) 26.2 (3.1)
Clock Drawing Test (CDT);
1) median, 2) mean
1) 2.0 (1.0 - 3.0)
2) 1.8 (0.9)
1) 2.0 (1.0 - 3.0)
2) 1.9 (0.9)
1) 2.0 (1.0 - 2.0)
2) 1.7 (0.9)
1) 2.0 (1.8 - 3.0)
2) 1.9 (1.0)
Are satisfied with drug therapy (%) 84.3 85.1 87.2 80.4
Feel able to handle drug therapy (%) 55.7 63.8 44.7 58.7
Prefer life quality before long life (%) 79.3 78.7 78.7 80.4
  1. The values are presented as mean (± SD), median (IQR) or percentage.