Table 1: Demographic and clinical data (242 elderly blood transfusion recipients).

Age
 (year ± SD)82 ± 9

Gender
 Female143 (59)
 Male99 (41)
Department
 Acute127 (52)
 Skilled nursing80 (33)
 Rehabilitation35 (15)
Comorbidities diseases (%)
 Hypertension146 (60)
 Dementia117 (48)
 Diabetes mellitus93 (38)
 Chronic renal failure86 (36)
 Decubitus ulcer84 (35)
 CVA*73 (30)
 CHF**73 (30)
Drugs (%)
 Beta-blockers97 (40)
 Laxatives97 (40)
 Diuretics85 (35)
 Proton pump inhibitors80 (33)
 Benzodiazepines80 (33)
 H-2-Blockers76 (31)
 ACE inhibitors73 (30)

*CVA: cerebrovascular accident.
**CHF: congestive heart failure.