Table 1:

Characteristics of patients aged 75 years or more before and after implementation of the Quebec Alzheimer Plan

CharacteristicNo. (%) of patients*
Before
n = 944
After
n = 975
Female sex574 (60.8)577 (59.2)
Age, yr, mean ± SD81.9 ± 5.081.7 ± 5.0
Age group, yr
 75–79408 (43.2)439 (45.0)
 80–84286 (30.3)299 (30.7)
 ≥ 85250 (26.5)237 (24.3)
No. of medications, mean ± SD11.3 ± 6.911.8 ± 6.9
Living alone
 Yes179 (19.0)204 (20.9)
 No458 (48.5)495 (50.8)
 Missing307 (32.5)276 (28.3)
  • Note: SD = standard deviation.

  • * Except where noted otherwise.