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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population (N: 480)

From: The impact of a multifaceted intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing among discharged older adults: a before-and-after study

Variable Control group (N:240) Intervention group (N:240)
Age (year)
 Mean (SD) 71.9 (5.8) 72.9 (5.7)
 Median (IQR) 70 (67–75) 72 (68–81)
Sex
 Male [N (%)] 141 (58.8) 108 (45)
 Female [N (%)] 99 (41.3) 132 (55)
Race
 Malay [N (%)] 180 (75) 171 (71.3)
 Chinese [N (%)] 46 (19.2) 54 (22.5)
 Indian [N (%)] 14 (5.8) 15 (6.2)
AC-CCI
 Mean (SD) 4.6 (1.6) 4.83 (1.7)
 Median (IQR) 4 (3–5) 4 (4–6)
Discharge medications
 Mean (SD) 5.9 (2.5) 6.2 (2.5)
 Median (IQR) 6 (4–7) 6 (5–8)
History of hospitalization (during the last 12 months)
 Yes [N (%)] 88 (36.7) 76 (31.7)
 No [N (%)] 152 (63.3) 164 (68.3)
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, AC-CCI age combined Charlson comorbidity index.