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Table 1 Demographic, comorbidity and daily living characteristics of older adult patients admitted for acute cholecystitis

From: Characteristics and outcome of elderly patients admitted for acute Cholecystitis to medical or surgical wards

CharacteristicsTotal
n = 187 (%)
Surgery
n = 133 (%)
Medicine
n = 54 (%)
p
Gender- N   0.29
 Male89 (48)60 (45)29 (54) 
 Female98 (52)73 (55)25 (46) 
Age - Mean ± SD80 ± 7.579 ± 784 ± 7< 0.05
Age Group - N (%)   < 0.05
 65–7438 (22)33 (26)5 (10) 
 75–8587 (49)67 (52)20 (42) 
 > 8552 (29)29 (22)23 (48) 
Nursing home22 (13)9 (7)13 (25)< 0.05
Morbidity – Disease N (%)    
 CRF20 (11)12 (9)8 (15)0.2
 CHF27 (14)13 (10)14 (26)< 0.05
 DM51 (27)31 (23)20 (37)0.06
 HTN72 (38)82 (62)33 (61)0.7
 CVA30 (16)11 (8)19 (35)< 0.05
 IHD62 (33)38 (29)24 (44)< 0.05
 COPD11 (6)3 (2)8 (15)< 0.05
Norton Scale Score (NSS)16 (4)17 (3)13 (4)< 0.05
NSS Criteriona
 Mentally Alert97 (66)78 (82)19 (37)< 0.05
 Full Mobility54 (38)47 (51)7 (14)< 0.05
 Continent87 (61)71 (78)16 (31)< 0.05
 Good Daily Activity56 (42)49 (60)7 (14)< 0.05
  1. CRF chronic renal failure, CHF congestive heart failure, DM diabetes mellitus, HTN hypertension, CVA cerebrovascular accident, IHD ischemic heart disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. aDue to missing data, n = 146