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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects age < 75 years compared with those aged 75 years or more [n(%) unless stated otherwise]

From: Age as a determinant of nutritional status: A cross sectional study

Variable   <75 years (n = 181) ≥75 years (n = 264)
Gender, female   78 (43)| 133 (50)
Smoking Never smoked 50 (28) 87 (33)
  Ex smoker 80 (44) 136 (52)
  Current smoker 44 (24) 37 (14)
Number of subjects with alcohol >14 units   26 (14) 20 (8)
Chronic disease IHD 58 (32) 104 (39)
  Hypertension 63 (35) 80 (30)
  Stroke 14 (8) 37 (14)
  COPD 35 (19) 49 (19)
Medications + 0–2 66 (38) 77 (30)
  3–6 97 (55) 166 (64)
  >6 12 (7) 16 (6)
Barthel Score *, median (Q1-Q3)   19 (14–20) 18 (13–20)
C-reactive protein median (Q1-Q3)   17 (5–79) 19.7 (5–59)
Fasting blood glucose median (Q1-Q3)   5.6 (5–6.4) 5.6 (5–6.2)
  1. * P < 0.05
  2. + Values do not always add up because of some missing data