Table 3

Presence or absence of complications and their severity by age, total number of drugs, and length of stay in 815 hospitalized patients*

CategoryNo complicationsMinor complicationsMajor complications
*Differences were significant (p<0.001) between each group for each variable except mean age of the groups with minor and major complications.
†Mean (SD) for the patients in each group.
No of patients52521476
Age (years)†57.8 (18.2)62.7 (15.7)64.0 (16.1)
No of drugs used†7.3 (4.7)11.7 (6.4)17.1 (8.4)
Length of stay (days)†7.9 (8.5)13.8 (11.7)19.3 (16.7)