Journal of Aging Research / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Factors Affecting Mortality in Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Nonmalignant Reasons

Table 1

General characteristics of the patients.

Characteristics

Age, years
Gender
 Female592 (58.5)
 Male420 (41.5)
Reason for hospitalization
 Poor general status169 (16.7)
 Diabetes mellitus185 (18.3)
 Cardiovascular diseases67 (6.6)
 Pulmonary diseases96 (9.5)
 Gastrointestinal diseases95 (9.4)
 Renal diseases157 (15.5)
 Infection77 (7.6)
 Anemia124 (12.3)
 Rheumatologic diseases9 (0.9)
 Electrolyte imbalance25 (2.5)
 Other8 (0.8)
Presence of at least one comorbidity914 (90.3)
Comorbidity
 Cardiovascular disease412 (40.7)
 Hypertension610 (60.3)
 Diabetes mellitus389 (38.4)
 Chronic renal failure65 (6.4)
 Malignant diseases91 (9.0)
 Cirrhosis23 (2.3)
 Other200 (19.8)
Duration of hospital stay, days

Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation or number (%), where appropriate.