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Table 1 Demographics and general characteristics of study population (N = 1044)

From: Epidemiology of potential drug-drug interactions in elderly population admitted to critical care units of Peshawar, Pakistan

Variables Mean ± SD Frequency (%) Range
Gender  
 Male 630 (60.3%)
 Female 414 (39.7%)
Age (years) 68.53 (± 7.81) 60–100
Drugs prescribed per patient 5.99 ± (1.88) 2–13
Stay in ICU (days) 4.56 ± (3.12) 1–38
Critical Unit 1044 (100%)
 Surgical ICU 151 (14.5%)
 Medical ICU 264 (25.3%)
 Cardiac ICU 499 (47.7%)
 Stroke Unit 130 (12.5%)
Hospital 1044 (100%)
 NWGH 420 (40.2%)
 LRH 174 (16.7%)
 KTH 223 (21.4%)
 HMC 227 (21.7%)
Diagnosis 1044 (100%)
 Myocardial Infarction 261 (25.00%)
 Cerebrovascular Accident 96 (9.20%)
 Acute Coronary Syndrome 82 (7.85%)
 Heart Failure 59 (5.65%)
 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder 34 (3.26%)
 Miscellaneous 512 (49.04%)
  1. ICU Intensive care unit, NWGH Northwest General Hospital, LRH Lady Reading Hospital, KTH Khyber Teaching Hospital, HMC Hayatabad Medical Complex, SD Standard Deviation