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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Frailty in the over 65’s undergoing elective surgery (FIT-65) – a three-day study examining the prevalence of frailty in patients presenting for elective surgery

All participant demographics (n = 218)
Age (years)
  75 (IQR 70–80)
Gender
 Female 103 (47.2%)
 Male 115 (52.8%)
BMI
  27 (IQR 24–30)
Smoking status
 Never smoked 108 (49.8%)
 Ex-smoker 87 (40.0%)
 Current smoker 12 (5.5%)
 Unknown 10 (4.6%)
Usual residence
 Own home 211 (96.8%)
 Sheltered accommodation 2 (0.9%)
 Assisted living 1 (0.5%)
 Family/friend 4 (1.8%)
Carers
 None 204 (93.6%)
 Weekly 7 (3.2%)
 Daily 4 (1.8%)
 More than daily 3 (1.4%)
Walking aids
 Yes 61 (28.0%)
Hearing aids
 Yes 37 (17.1%)
Visual aids
 Yes 177 (81.6%)
Cardiac history
 No failure 107 (49.1%)
 Diuretic, digoxin, antianginal or antihypertensive 91 (41.7%)
 Oedema, warfarin or borderline cardiomegaly 16 (7.3%)
 Raised JVP or cardiomegaly 2 (0.9%)
Diabetes
 No 175 (80.3%)
 Type 2 (diet controlled) 24 (11.0%)
 Type 2 (tablet controlled) 7 (3.2%)
 Type 2 (on insulin) 11 (5.0%)
ECG findings
 No abnormalities 117 (53.7%)
 AF rate 60–90 9 (4.1%)
 AF rate > 90, paced or other dysrhythmia 35 (16.1%)