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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and laboratorial data of 75 patients with hip fracture

From: Goldman score, but not Detsky or Lee indices, predicts mortality 6 months after hip fracture

Variables 6 months mortality P value
No (n = 58) Yes (n = 17)
Age (yrs.) 78.4 ± 7.2 82.9 ± 8.9 0.04
Female, % (no) 72.4 (42) 41.2 (7) 0.04
Hypertension, % (no) 67.2 (39) 58.8 (10) 0.73
Diabetes, % (no) 22.4 (13) 11.8 (2) 0.50
Smoking, % (n°) 25.6 (20) 35.3 (6) 0.82
Handgrip strength, (kgf) 3.5 (0.0–5.8) 0.0 (0.0–3.8) 0.01
Hemoglobin, (mg/dL) 11.7 ± 2.3 11.3 ± 2.0 0.55
CRP, (mg/dL) 5.3 (3.7–8.2) 8.8 (3.0–21.0) 0.52
Creatinine, (mg/dL) 0.8 (0.7–1.1) 1.1 (0.8–1.6) 0.03
Urea, (mg/dL) 52.0 (35.8–68.0) 81.5 (51.0–121.5) 0.004
Albumin, (g/L) 3.2 (2.9–3.5) 3.1 (2.5–3.4) 0.41
Sodium (mEq/L) 139 (137–140) 139 (135–141) 0.79
Potassium (mEq/L) 4.1 (3.7–4.4) 4.2 (4.0–4.9) 0.09
METs <4, % (n°) 56.9 (33) 82.4 (14) 0.10
TAS, (days) 6.0 (4.0–8.0) 4.0 (3.0–7.5) 0.08
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, METs metabolic equivalents, TAS time from admission to surgery. The data are expressed as the median (including the lower and upper quartiles), as mean ± standard deviation or as proportion