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Table 1 demographic characteristics of Pre-O and Post-O groups

From: Haemoglobin and transfusions in elderly patients with hip fractures: the effect of a dedicated orthogeriatrician

  Pre-orthogeriatrician Post-orthogeriatrician P value
Number of patients 296 324  
Mean age (SD; range) 84.1 (SD 7.02; 63–98) 83.6 (SD 7.64; 53–99) 0.4
Sex 71 M; 225 F 70 M; 254 F  
Cephalomedullary nail 198 (66.89%) 210 (64.81%) 0.56
HHA 90 (30.41%) 97 (29.95%) 0.9
THA 8 (2.70%) 17 (5.24%) 0.1
Length of hospital stay (mean days; SD; range) 11.84 (4.34; 5 to 45) 12.29 (4.49; 5 to 39) 0.2
Comorbidities
 Diabetes 59 (19.93%) 73 (22.53%) 0.4
 Hypertension 193 (65.2%) 213 (65.74%) 0.9
 Atrial fibrillation 51 (17.23%) 61 (20.61%) 0.3
 Heart failure 37 (12.5%) 20 (6.17%) 0.007 *
 Myocardial infarction 21 (7.09%) 28 (8.64%) 0.5
 Hypercholesterolaemia 33 (11.15%) 47 (14.51%) 0.2
 Depression 14 (4.73%) 21 (6.48%) 0.3
 TIA 29 (9.79%) 32 (9.87%) 0.9
 COPD 30 (10.13%) 26 (8.02%) 0.4
 CKD 25 (8.45%) 34 (10.49%) 0.4
 Dementia 36 (12.16%) 39 (12.03%) 0.9
 Alzheimer 11 (3.72%) 6 (1.85%) 0.2
 Parkinson 12 (4.05%) 18 (5.55%) 0.4