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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 328 fallers aged 65 and older

From: Circumstances and outcomes of falls among high risk community-dwelling older adults

Demographic % *
Age  
  65–74 30.2
  75–84 48.2
  85+ 21.6
Gender  
  Female 72.3
Race  
  White 97.2
  African–American 1.0
  Other 1.8
Annual income  
  0–9,999 9.5
  10,000–24,999 35.7
  25,000–49,999 24.7
  50,000+ 18.0
  DK/Refused 12.2
Living arrangement  
  Alone 59.5
  With spouse 30.8
  With family 7.0
  Other 2.7
Years of school completed (mean ± SD) 14.3 ± 4.0
Clinical Mean ± SD
Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ). (Maximum impairment score = 10) (Pfeiffer 1975) 0.8 ± 1.8
Barthel Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score. (Maximum functional score = 100) (Mahoney and Barthel 1965) 88 ± 18
Modified Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) score. (Maximum confidence score = 10) (Powell and Myers 1995) 6.0 ± 2.1
  1. *Rounding may result in totals slightly over or under 100%.