Table 1

Care home and resident characteristics

TotalCohort C
Sample characteristicsBaseline (1 January 2009)Month 48 (31 December 2012)Baseline (1 January 2009)Month 48 (31 December 2012)
Number of homes211616166166
Number of residents835731 61969799006
Resident demographics
Women, %71.968.071.969.1
Age years (mean)83.778.883.880.1
65–74 years, %8.916.98.814.4
75–84 years, %34.844.534.845.5
85 years and over, %52.530.352.834.0
Care home characteristics
Mean size (number of residents)39.651.342.054.3
Median size (IQR)37 (18)46 (30)39 (19)49 (28)
Type of home (% all homes)
 Residential home, %47.925.848.848.2
 Nursing home, %39.323.539.234.9
 Dual registered*, %12.850.712.116.9
Medical support (% all homes)
 1 GP practice, %13.711.011.58.4
 2–3 GP practices, %31.329.731.929.5
 4+ GP practices, %55.059.356.662.1
  • *Providing nursing and residential care.

  • GP, general practitioner.