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Table 2 The drop-out rate and the number of participants admitted to nursing homes from baseline to follow-up after 24 months in day care group and comparison group

From: The impact of attending day care designed for home-dwelling people with dementia on nursing home admission: a 24-month controlled study

  Day care group
n (% compared to baseline)
Comparison group
n (% compared to baseline)
Both groups
n (% compared to baseline)
Baseline, participants 181 (70.4) 76 (29.6) 257 (100)
After 24 months, participants 47 (26.0) 16 (21.1) 63 (24.5)
Nursing home admission 93 (51.4) 35 (46.1) 128 (49.8)
Dead 15 (8.3) 5 (6.6) 20 (7.8)
Dropped out: 26 (14.4) 20 (26.3) 46 (17.9)
 • Withdrew 15 13 38
 • Other reasons 11 7 18