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Table 1 Demographics, health and hip fracture status among over 60-year-old men and women after a recent hip fracture (Mean ± SD, frequency)

From: Promoting mobility after hip fracture (ProMo): study protocol and selected baseline results of a year-long randomized controlled trial among community-dwelling older people

  All (n = 76-81) ProMo (n = 38-40) Control (n = 38-41) p*
Age, yr 79 ± 7 80 ± 8 79 ± 6 0.251
Body height, cm 160.6 ± 8.9 160.9 ± 8.9 160.3 ± 9.1 0.785
Body weight, kg 65.8 ± 11.5 65.8 ± 11.9 65.9 ± 11.3 0.968
BMI 25.5 ± 3.8 25.3 ± 3.6 25.6 ± 3.9 0.710
Poor self-rated health, % 41 43 39 0.823
Number of chronic diseases, n 3 ± 2 3 ± 2 3 ± 2 0.581
MMSE 26 ± 3 26 ± 3 26 ± 3 0.686
BDI-II 9 ± 6 9 ± 6 8 ± 6 0.335#
hCRP at baseline 7.7 ± 9.9 8.4 ± 11.1 7.1 ± 8.6 0.855#
Hb at baseline, g/l 128.7 ± 12.9 127.4 ± 12.7 130.1 ± 13.1 0.351
Lowest Hb after operation, g/l 98.0 ± 13.2 97.5 ± 11.1 98.5 ± 15.0 0.795#
Smoking, %     0.382
- Never 79 85 73  
- Former 12 10 15  
- Current 9 5 12  
Living alone, % 59 60 59 1.000
Level of education Elementary school or less, % 49 54 44 0.502
Income, €/month 1363 ± 828 1321 ± 637 1408 ± 998 0.965#
Physical activity, % Sedentary 92 95 90 0.675
Fracture status     
Fall related fracture, % 88 90 85 0.737
Site of fracture, %     0.645
- Femoral neck 64 68 61  
- Pertrochanteric 36 32 39  
Type of operation, n     0.719
- Internal fixation 38 19 19  
- Hemiarthroplasty 33 15 18  
- Total arthroplasty 10 6 4  
  1. *Independent t-test for normally distributed continuous variables, Chi-square for discrete variables
  2. #Mann-Whitney U for non-normally distributed continuous variables