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Table 2 Background characteristics of older persons in the two study groups at baseline

From: Cost-effectiveness of a proactive, integrated primary care approach for community-dwelling frail older persons

  Care as usual (n = 232) FFF approach (n = 232)
Characteristics
 Age 82.41 (5.16) 82.45 (5.44)
 Sex (female) 168 (72.4%) 168 (72.4%)
 Marital status (single) 160 (69.0%) 134 (57.8%)*
 Education (low) 97 (41.8%) 97 (41.8%)
 Frailty score (TFI) 7.38 (2.39) 7.38 (2.40)
 Frail (TFI score ≥ 5) 219 (94.4%) 219 (94.4%)
 Multimorbidity (≥ 2 conditions) 208 (89.7%) 215 (92.6%)
  1. Values are presented as mean (SD) or number (%)
  2. TFI: Tilburg Frailty Indicator (range 0–15)
  3. Independent samples t-tests or Chi squared tests
  4. *p < 0.05 (two-tailed)