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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants (n = 532).

From: The psychometric properties of three self-report screening instruments for identifying frail older people in the community

   Men (n = 221) Women (n = 311) Total (n = 532)
Frail1 n (%)    
   GFI   86 (39.3) 159 (51.3) 245 (46.3)
   TFI   66 (30.1) 145 (47.4) 211 (40.2)
   SPQ   148 (67.9) 157 (52.7) 305 (59.1)
Age2 n (%)    
   70-74 yrs   91 (41.2) 102 (32.8) 193 (36.3)
   75-79 yrs   78 (35.3) 115 (37.0) 193 (36.3)
   ≥ 80 yrs   52 (23.5) 94 (30.2) 146 (27.4)
Education n (%)    
   No Education/Primary Education   62 (28.6) 124 (40.8) 186 (35.7)
   Secondary Education   102 (47.0) 151 (49.7) 253 (48.6)
   Higher Education   53 (24.4) 29 (9.5) 82 (15.7)
Income n (%)    
   ≤ €900   34 (16.1) 59 (20.6) 93 (18.7)
   €901 to €1500   63 (29.9) 131 (45.6) 194 (39.0)
   ≥ €1501   114 (54.0) 97 (33.8) 211 (42.4)
  1. 1 Based on proposed cut-off points by original authors: GFI ≥ 4, TFI ≥ 5, SPQ ≥ 2.
  2. 2 Mean age men 76.6 years (SD 5.4), mean age women 77.6 years (SD 5.5).