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Table 2 Reported Edmonton Frail Scale scores

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 participants (n = 218)
Reported Edmonton Frail Scale outcome
 Not frail (REFS less than 8) 181 (83.0%)
 Frail (REFS 8 or more) 37 (17.0%)
Frailty category
 Not frail (REFS 0–5) 158 (72.5%)
 Vulnerable (REFS 6–7) 23 (10.6%)
 Mildly frail (REFS 8–9) 28 (12.8%)
 Moderately frail (10–11) 7 (3.2%)
 Severely frail (12–18) 2 (0.9%)
Length of stay (days)
  0 (IQR 0–3)
Discharged to own home
 Yes 207 (95.0%)
 No 7 (3.2%)
 Not known 4 (1.8%)