Table 1: Patient characteristics: main reason for hospitalisation and length of stay.

All, 76–85 yrs, (%)>85 yrs, (%)

Age (years)85.9 ± 5.0581.24 ± 2.9489.71 ± 2.66
Median (range)86.5 (76–96)82.0 (76–85)90.0 (86–96)
Fractures18711
Cardiovascular disease642
Disturbances of gait and mobility532
Digestive tract diseases211
Neoplasm101
Infectious diseases303
Cerebrovascular disease321
Hospital stay (d)
 mean ± SD27.2 ± 8.926.9 ± 8.927.2 ± 8.9
 (median; min–max)(26; 14–53)(27; 14–53)(26; 14–50)