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Table 1 Characteristics of residents at baseline (n = 715).

From: An outreach intervention to implement evidence based practice in residential care: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN67855475]

Characteristics of residents at baseline Control (n = 334) Intervention (n = 381)
Age (yr)* 83.4 ± 7.9 84.7 ± 7.7
Gender – Male (%) 18.0 14.5
Female (%) 82.0 85.5
Diagnosis of dementia in case notes n (%) 103 (33.4) 162 (42.7)
Diagnosis of depression in case notes n (%) 64 (19.2) 67 (17.8)
Length of Stay in residential care facility (days) 40.1 ± 39.5 35.7 ± 39.5
Length of Stay – less than 3 months (%) 5.4 9.4
Length of Stay – less than 12 months (%) 24.4 29.7
Documented "not for resuscitation" in case notes (%) 1.9 10.3
Mean number of unplanned hospital visits in prior 3 months* 0.08 ± 0.38 0.05 ± 0.25
  1. *Mean ± SD