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Table 2 Baseline demographic characteristics of residents with dementia

From: Person-centered, non-pharmacological intervention in reducing psychotropic medications use among residents with dementia in Australian rural aged care homes

Characteristics N (%)
Gender
 Male 9 (29.0)
 Female 21 (68.0)
Age in years, median (IQR) 83 (78–89)
Average duration of stay in aged care centers (years), median (IQR) 2 (1–4)
Polypharmacy 27 (87.1)
Number of medications used, median (IQR) 8 (5–11)
Born in Australia 19 (61.3)
Born oversea 7 (23.0)
Highest level of qualification
 No formal education 11 (35.5)
 Primary schooling 7 (22.6)
 Secondary Schooling 10 (32.3)
 University Graduate 1 (3.2)
Comorbidities
 Hypertension 19 (61.3)
 hyperlipidemia 13 (42.0)
 Osteoarthritis 12 (39.0)
 Diabetes 10 (32.3)
 GORD 10 (32.3)
 Eye disease 9 (29.0)
 Alzheimer’s disease 6 (19.4)
 Thyroid disease 6 (19.4)
 Osteoporosis 6 (19.4)
 Asthma 5 (16.1)
 CRF 5 (16.1)
 COPD 5 (16.1)
 Atrial fibrillation 4 (13.0)
  1. IQR Interquartile range, GORD Gastroesophageal reflux disease, CRF Chronic renal failure, COPD Chronic obstructive reflux disease