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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of 63 hip fracture patients according to ambulation time

From: Handgrip strength: a reliable predictor of postoperative early ambulation capacity for the elderly with hip fracture

  All (n = 63) Early ambulation (n = 19) Late ambulation (n = 44)
Age, years
 Mean ± SD 81 ± 8.9 78 ± 9.5 83 ± 8.4
 (Range) (62–98) (62–92) (63–98)
Gender
 Male, n (%) 30 (48) 8 (42) 22 (50)
 Female, n (%) 33 (52) 11(58) 22 (50)
Injured side
 Left, n (%) 31 (49) 19(47) 22 (50)
 Right, n (%) 32 (51) 10(53) 22 (50)
Classification
 ITF, n (%) 31 (49) 8(42) 23 (52)
 FNF, n (%) 32 (51) 11(58) 21 (48)
Operation
 ORIF 38 (60) 9 (47) 29 (66)
 Hemiarthroplasty 25 (40) 10 (53) 15 (34)
Hospital stay 8.5 ± 4.67
(2–25)
7.3 ± 4.86
(3–25)
9.2 ± 4.47
(2–22)
Hand grip strength
 Mean ± SD 17 ± 6.6 21 ± 6.5 15 ± 5.9
 (Range) (2–32) (8–32) (2–26)
BMI
 Mean ± SD 23.2 ± 3.82 23.6 ± 4.72 23.0 ± 3.44
 (Range) (16.6–32.5) (16.8–32.5) (16.6–32.4)
  1. ITF Intertrochanteric fracture, FNF Femoral neck fracture, ORIF Open reduction and internal fixation, BMI Body mass index