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Table 1 Basic characteristics of nursing home residents and staff members

From: Viral respiratory infections in a nursing home: a six-month prospective study

Basic characteristics of study participants NH residents Staff members
Number of participants 90 42
Age (years), median (IQR) 84.0 (79.8–88.8) 38.2 (33.5–46.1)
Female, n (%) 65 (72.2) 41 (97.6)
Mobile capabilities:   
 Bedridden, n (%) 27 (30) 0
 Need assistance in daily activities, n (%) 32 (35.5) 0
 Mobile, n (%) 31 (34.3) 42 (100)
Comorbiditiesa, n (%): 87 (96.7) 7 (16.7)
 Cardiovascular disease, n (%) 76 (84.4) 3 (7.1)
 Chronic pulmonary disease, n (%) 11 (12.2) 1 (2.4)
 Cerebrovascular disease, n (%) 38 (42.2) 1 (2.4)
 Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 25 (27.8) 3 (7.1)
 Dementia, n (%) 46 (51.1) 0
Charlson comorbidity index (age-adjusted), median (IQR) 7 (5–9) 0
Smoking, n (%) 5 (5.6) 15 (35.7)
Influenza vaccinationb in 2011/2012 season, n (%) 58 (64.4) 9 (21.4)
Deathsc, n (%) 12 (13.3) 0
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aAt least one comorbidity
  3. bVaccination included strains A/California/7/2009 H1N1, A/Perth/16/2009 H3N2, and B/Brisbane/60/2008
  4. cDeaths during 6-month study period