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Table 1 Age distribution of the sample

From: High prevalence of prescription of psychotropic drugs for older patients in a general hospital

      Age    
   n % mean SD median min max
Sex Department        
 Female surgical departments 512 24.0 78.3 7.8 77 65 100
internal medicine 525 24.7 80.9 7.6 82 65 101
geriatrics 194 9.1 83.8 6.7 85 67 99
total 1231 57.8 80.3 7.8 80 65 101
 Male surgical departments 438 20.6 75.7 6.7 75 65 95
internal medicine 364 17.1 78.7 7.1 79 65 97
geriatrics 97 4.6 82.4 6.3 83 69 95
total 899 42.2 77.6 7.2 77 65 97
Department         
 surgical depts.   950 44.6 77.1 7.4 76 65 100
 internal medicine   889 41.7 80 7.5 80 65 101
 geriatrics   291 13.7 83.3 6.6 85 67 99
 total   2130 100 79.2 7.7 79 65 101
  1. Age in years, SD = standard deviation, surgical departments include: trauma/orthopedic surgery, urology, otorhinolaryngology, general surgery and plastic surgery