Table 1

Baseline characteristics: sociodemographics, Charlson Comorbidity Index, history of previous falls and residential status

VariableFull analysis populationFull analysis population with 1 year visit done
GFC
N=142
UCC
N=139
P valueGFC
N=93
UCC
N=106
P value
Gender, n (%)1421390.212*931060.394*
 Female100 (70.4)107 (77.0)68 (73.1)83 (78.3)
 Male42 (29.6)32 (23.0)25 (26.9)23 (21.7)
Age (years)*0.013†0.014†
 n14213993106
 Mean (SD)81.9 (6.6)83.9 (6.9)81.1 (6.5)83.5 (6.7)
 Median (Q1; Q3)82.0 (77.0; 86.0)84.0 (79.0; 89.0)82.0 (75.0; 84.0)84.0 (79.0; 88.0)
 Min; Max70.0; 98.070.0; 100.071.0; 98.071.0; 100.0
Race, n (%)1421390.543‡931060.655‡
 Caucasian91 (64.1)84 (60.4)53 (57.0)60 (56.6)
 Black2 (1.4)1 (0.7)0 (0.0)1 (0.9)
 Asian49 (34.5)52 (37.4)40 (43.0)43 (40.6)
 Mixed0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 Other0 (0.0)2 (1.4)0 (0.0)2 (1.9)
Does the patient currently smoke?, n (%)1421390.481*931060.421‡
 No132 (93.0)132 (95.0)89 (95.7)104 (98.1)
 Yes10 (7.0)7 (5.0)4 (4.3)2 (1.9)
Charlson Comorbidity Index0.001†0.003†
 n14213993106
 Mean (SD)2.0 (2.1)1.2 (1.5)1.9 (1.9)1.1 (1.4)
 Median (Q1; Q3)1.0 (1.0; 3.0)1.0 (0.0; 2.0)1.0 (1.0; 3.0)1.0 (0.0; 2.0)
 Min; Max0.0; 11.00.0; 8.00.0; 9.00.0; 8.0
Did the patient experience any falls within the last 3 months?, n (%)131134<0.001*85104<0.001*
 No68 (51.9)99 (73.9)44 (51.8)81 (77.9)
 Yes63 (48.1)35 (26.1)41 (48.2)23 (22.1)
Residential status (at baseline), n (%)1421390.646*931060.279*
 Community dwelling122 (85.9)122 (87.8)88 (94.6)96 (90.6)
 Non-community dwelling20 (14.1)17 (12.2)5 (5.4)10 (9.4)
  • 2 test.

  • t test.

  • ‡Fisher’s exact test.

  • GFC, geriatric fracture centre; UCC, usual care centre.