Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study sample

CharacteristicExamined (n=601)Not examined (n=99)Total (n=700)
Values are n(%) unless stated.
Age (years) (mean (SD))81.2 (4.6)82.3 (5.3)81.3 (4.7)
    (range)(75 to 96)(75 to 94)(75 to 96)
    75 to 79289 (48)39 (40)328 (47)
    80 to 84185 (31)31 (31)216 (31)
    85 to 8999 (16)18 (18)117 (17)
    90+28 (5)11 (11)39 (5)
Sex
    Male156 (26)25 (25)181 (26)
    Female445 (74)74 (75)519 (74)
Place of residence
    Community523 (87)99 (100)622 (89)
    Institution78 (13)078 (11)
Marital status
    Married172 (29)
    Single75 (12)
    Widowed331 (55)
    Divorced22 (4)