Journal of Aging Research / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Factors Affecting Mortality in Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Nonmalignant Reasons

Table 2

General characteristics of the discharged and dead groups.

CharacteristicsDischarged group
( )
Dead group
( )

Age, years <0.001
Gender
 Female540 (58.3)52 (61.2)0.601
 Male387 (41.7)33 (38.8)
Reason for hospitalization
 Poor general status114 (12.3)55 (64.7)<0.001
 Diabetes mellitus182 (19.6)3 (3.5)
 Cardiovascular diseases64 (6.9)3 (3.5)
 Pulmonary diseases93 (10.0)3 (3.5)
 Gastrointestinal diseases90 (9.7)5 (5.9)
 Renal diseases147 (15.9)10 (11.8)0.318
 Infection 75 (8.1)2 (2.4)
 Anemia121 (13.1)3 (3.5)
 Rheumatologic diseases9 (1.0)0 (0.0)
 Electrolyte imbalance24 (2.6)1 (1.2)
 Other 8 (0.9)0 (0.0)
Presence of at least one comorbidity831 (89.6)83 (97.6)0.017
Comorbidity
 Cardiovascular disease371 (40.0)41 (48.2)0.140
 Hypertension555 (59.9)55 (64.7)0.383
 Diabetes mellitus346 (37.3)43 (50.6)0.016
 Chronic renal failure62 (6.7)3 (3.5)0.256
 Malignant diseases68 (7.3)23 (27.1)<0.001
 Cirrhosis 18 (1.9)5 (5.9)0.037
 Other 188 (20.3)12 (14.1)0.172
Duration of hospital stay, days 0.449