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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic of the hospitalized elderly

From: High prevalence of skin and wound care of hospitalized elderly in Brazil: a prospective observational study

Variables N %
Age in years 73.6 ± 7.8 (60–91)
Sex   
 Female 40 53.3
Length of hospitalization   
 More than 10 days 49 65.3
Chronic diseases   
 Cardiovascular diseases 67 89.3
 Cancer 24 32.0
 Secondary diagnoses 13 17.3
 Infection disease 12 16.0
 Diabetes mellitus 9 12.0
 Pulmonary diseases 4 5.3
 Genital or urinary diseases 4 5.3
 Trauma 3 4.0
Marital status   
 Married 37 49.3
 Widowed 21 28.0
 Single 12 16.0
 Divorced 5 6.7
Skin lesions   
 Sacral pressure ulcers 9 12.0
 Incision 5 6.7
 Amputation incision 2 2.7
 Bullions lesion 2 2.7
 Infected lesion 1 1.3
 Cistostomy 1 1.3
 Gastrostomy 1 1.3
 Back pressure ulcer 1 1.3
 Insertion tube wound 1 1.3
 Occipital pressure ulcer 1 1.3