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Table 2 Factors associated with repeat fallers on GRU: logistic regression analysis

From: An exploration of risk for recurrent falls in two geriatric care settings

Predictor variables Odds ratio Sig. 95% C.I.
    Lower Upper
No gait aids (ref) - 0.348 - -
Walker with/without cane or wheelchair 0.615 0.244 0.272 1.392
Wheelchair only 0.271 0.272 0.027 2.776
Age 1.050 0.049 1.000 1.102
Gender (ref = male) 0.482 0.063 0.223 1.040
Injury 0.819 0.612 0.378 1.772
Midnight to 3.59 a.m. (ref) - 0.886 - -
4.00 a.m. to 7.59 a.m. 0.888 0.842 0.278 2.839
8.00 a.m. to 11.59 a.m. 0.670 0.566 0.171 2.629
Noon to 3.59 p.m. 0.768 0.664 0.234 2.525
4.00 p.m. to 7.59 p.m. 0.997 0.996 0.333 2.989
8.00 p.m. to 11.59 p.m. 1.802 0.398 0.460 7.065
  1. ref = reference category.
  2. 95% C.I. = 95% confidence interval around the odds ratio.
  3. GRU = Geriatric rehabilitation unit.