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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of residents in intervention and control long-term care homes

From: Successful knowledge translation intervention in long-term care: final results from the vitamin D and osteoporosis study (ViDOS) pilot cluster randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Control group Intervention group
n = 3,293 n = 2,185
Age, mean (SD) 84.6 (10.7) (n = 3,274) 84.0 (11.1) (n = 2,178)
Female, % (n) 71.1 (2,329/3,277) 70.4 (1,532/2,175)
Number of medications, mean (SD) 9.2 (4.3) (n = 3,293) 9.7 (4.7) (n = 2,185)
Vitamin D (≥800 IU/day), % (n) 41.8 (1,378/3,293) 36.0 (787/2,185)
Calcium (≥500 mg/day), % (n) 34.8 (1,145/3,293) 30.7 (671/2,185)
Osteoporosis medication, % (n) 22.7 (747/3,293) 17.0 (372/2,185)
 High-risk residents,* % (n) 34.8 (412/1,185) 26.7 (181/678)
Hip fracture (prevalent), % (n) 7.0 (230/3,290) 5.0 (109/2,183)
Vertebral fracture (prevalent), % (n) 1.4 (46/3,290) 0.9 (20/2,183)
Osteoporosis diagnosis, % (n) 31.3 (1030/3,290) 27.8 (607/2,183)
High-risk, % (n)* 36.0 (1185/3,293) 31.0 (678/2,185)
  1. SD, standard deviation; *Hip fracture, spine fracture, or osteoporosis diagnosis.