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Table 1 Characteristics of 32,519 Western Australian dementia patients by number of injurious falls observed, 2001–2013

From: Risk factors for recurrent injurious falls that require hospitalization for older adults with dementia: a population based study

Variable

N

%

No injurious falls observed

(n = 23,549 participants)

%

1 injurious fall observed

(n = 7297 participants)

%

2 or more injurious falls observed

(n = 1673 participants)

%

Gender

 Female

19,919

61.25

13,309

56.52

5247

71.91

1363

81.47

 Male

12,600

38.75

10,240

43.48

2050

28.09

310

18.53

Age group (years)

 60–64

122

0.35

112

0.48

10

0.14

0

0.00

 65–69

1063

3.27

948

4.03

99

1.36

16

0.96

 70–74

2357

7.24

1997

8.48

313

4.29

47

2.81

 75–79

5159

15.86

4173

17.72

831

11.39

155

9.26

 80–84

8225

25.29

6168

26.19

1712

23.46

345

20.68

  ≥ 85

15,593

47.95

10,151

43.11

4332

59.37

1110

66.29

Residential locationa

 Metropolitan

23,938

73.67

17,197

73.08

5417

74.26

1219

72.88

 Rural

5913

18.20

4347

18.47

1326

18.18

313

18.73

 Remote

2642

8.13

1987

8.44

552

7.56

140

8.39

Co-morbidity

 No

10,532

32.39

6897

29.29

2864

39.25

771

46.08

 Yes

21,987

67.61

16,652

70.71

4433

60.75

902

53.92

Marital statusa

 Married

13,726

43.27

10,490

45.63

2526

35.29

476

28.60

bNot married

17,996

56.73

12,496

54.36

4631

63.46

1188

71.39

Inurious falls in previous yearc

 No fall

23,540

72.39

17,646

74.93

4902

67.18

992

59.29

 Fall

8979

27.61

5903

25.07

2395

32.82

681

40.71

  1. a missing information
  2. b Single/widow/divorced
  3. c before index hospital admission with dementia