Table 2

Social circumstances and mobility

VariablesSuspected sepsis (n=509)
Place of residence, n (%)
 Home—independent217 (42.6)
 Home with a care package83 (16.3)
 Home with support from relatives76 (14.9)
 Home with district nurse support9 (1.8)
 Home with support from relatives and district nurse2 (0.4)
 Sheltered/supported accommodation5 (1.0)
 Sheltered/supported accommodation with a care package±district nurse support5 (1.0)
 Intermediate care/active recovery3 (0.6)
 Rehabilitation centre (substance misuse)2 (0.4)
 Care home resident98 (19.3)
 No fixed abode3 (0.6)
 Not documented6 (1.2)
Mobility, n (%)
 Independent211 (41.5)
 Needs walking aid181 (35.6)
 Wheelchair22 (4.3)
 Needs walking aid or wheelchair4 (0.8)
 Bedbound36 (7.1)
 Bed or wheelchair users2 (0.4)
 Hoist transfers*16 (3.1)
 Other†20 (3.9)
 Not documented17 (3.3)
  • *No other information available, so recorded as separate category.

  • †Included comments that were difficult to classify: ‘poor mobility’, ‘housebound’, ‘dependent’.