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Table 2 Residents characteristics of various LUs

From: Structural characteristics of specialised living units for people with dementia: a cross-sectional study in German nursing homes

  LSLU I LSLU II LILU SSLU SILU
Total n 285 274 994 99 154
Age (mean, years) ± SD (Min-Max) 83.2 ± 7.5 (59–101) 80.8 ± 8.9 (48–99) 83.5 ± 9.1 (44–106) 82.7 ± 9.1 (46–96) 83.4 ± 9.0 (46–99)
Sex (female), n (%) 221 (77.5) 203 (74.1) 754 (75.8) 72 (72.7) 116 (75.3)
Care level      
 No care level 0 1 (0.4) 15 (1.5) 1 (1.0) 2 (1.3)
 1 (considerable care dependency) 59 (20.7) 46 (16.8) 328 (33.0) 26 (26.3) 63 (40.9)
 2 (severe care dependency) 146 (51.2) 133 (48.5) 425 (42.8) 38 (38.4) 68 (44.2)
 3 (very severe care dependency) 80 (28.1) 94 (34.3) 226 (22.7) 34 (34.3) 21 (13.6)
Diagnosis of dementia, n (%) 258 (90.5) 270 (98.5) 611 (61.5) 88 (88.9) 100 (64.9)
Dementia Severity1      
 No dementia, n (%) 22 (7.7) 2 (0.7) 281 (28.4) 7 (7.1) 50 (32.5)
 Mild-moderate dementia, n (%) 60 (21.1) 33 (12.0) 339 (34.2) 25 (25.3) 46 (29.9)
 Severe dementia, n (%) 203 (71.2) 239 (87.3) 371 (37.4) 67 (67.7) 58 (37.7)
  1. LSLU I-Large Segregated Living Unit not extra funded; LSLU II- Large Segregated Unit extra funded;
  2. SSLU-Small Segregated Living Unit; LILU-Large Integrated Living Unit; SILU-Small Integrated Living Unit.
  3. SGB XI – Social insurance law XI.
  4. 1assessed with the Dementia Severity Scale [29].