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Table 4 Adjusted proportionsa (score < 50), according to the frailty groups at 3 months and 6 months

From: Frail older adults with minor fractures show lower health-related quality of life (SF-12) scores up to six months following emergency department discharge

  Proportion
(95 % CI)
Standard of Error P value
Physical Component Summary SF-12 scoreb
3 months
- Very fit--well 26.6 (19.1–36.9) 4.5  
- Well + comorbid--Apparently vulnerable 21.7 (14.9–31.7) 4.2 0.4
- Mildly frail--Moderately frail 46.7 (32.1–67.9) 8.9 0.02
6 months
- Very fit--well 16.8 (10.9–25.9) 3.7  
- Well + comorbid--Apparently vulnerable 34.4 (24.8–47.7) 5.7 0.006
- Mildly frail--Moderately frail 40.3 (27.5–59.1) 7.9 0.003
Mental Component Summary SF-12 scorec
3 months
- Very fit--well 12.4 (7.4–20.7) 3.3  
- Well + comorbid--Apparently vulnerable 18.9 (11.3–31.2) 4.9 0.2
- Mildly frail--Moderately frail 29.7 (16.6–53.4) 8.9 0.01
6 months
- Very fit--well 10.1 (5.7–17.8) 2.9  
- Well + comorbid--Apparently vulnerable 9.1 (4.4–19.0) 3.4 0.8
- Mildly frail--Moderately frail 25.9 (14.1–47.5) 8.0 0.01
  1. aobtained by sensitivity analyses were conducted using a general estimating equations approach
  2. bAdjustments based on age, schooling, comorbidities, use of walking aid, baseline IADL score, and number of outings per week
  3. cAdjustments based on schooling, income, comorbidities, use of walking aid, cognitive status, and fear of falling