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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, testing details and health behaviours

From: Depression following hip fracture is associated with increased physical frailty in older adults: the role of the cortisol: dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate ratio

  Depressed at Week 6 Not Depressed at Week 6  
  Mean (Standard Deviation) / Number (%) p
Week 6:      
Number in group = 101 38 (38) 63 (62)  
Age (years) 84.0 (8.62) 83.8 (7.48) .92
Sex (Male) 7 (18.4) 13 (20.6) .79
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 22.6 (4.05) 23.5 (3.88) .31
Days between hip fracture and Week 6 interview 42.6 (14.06) 42.8 (12.81) .94
Days since hip fracture and Month 6 interview 189.6 (17.58) 195.6 (12.09) .15
Number of withdrawals (not including deaths) 11 (29) 19 (30.2) .72
Deceased within 6 months 3 (8) 2 (3) .29
Type of fracture (intracapsular) 20 (59) 37 (63) .71
Occupational status (Manual) 21 (55.3) 28 (44.4) .21
Number of co-morbidities 2.2 (1.41) 2.0 (1.28) .40
Number of medications 5.3 (2.96) 4.6 (2.68) .23
Taking pain medication 26 (68) 44 (70) .88
Exercise score (out of maximum of 30) 9.9 (3.63) 10.1 (3.32) .16
Less than 8 hours sleep per night 19 (50.0) 28 (44.4) .59
Alcohol (>1 drink per month) 15 (39.5) 22 (34.9) .65
One or more cigarettes per day 6 (15.8) 7 (11.1) .50
Month 6: Number in group = 66      
Depressed at Month 6 13 (54) 6 (14)  
Not Depressed at Month 6 11 (46) 36 (86)  
Exercise score (out of maximum of 30) 8.8 (2.34) 8.9 (3.80) .92
Less than 8 hours sleep per night 16 (66.7) 27 (67.5) .95
Alcohol (>1 drink per month) 9 (37.5) 19 (46.3) .49
One or more cigarettes per day 3 (12.5) 4 (9.8) .73