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Table 3 Factors associated with repeat fallers on LSVU: 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) - 0.416 - -
Cane only 3.921 0.320 0.266 57.835
Walker with/without cane or wheelchair 0.711 0.627 0.180 2.815
Wheelchair only 2.681 0.249 0.501 14.343
Age 1.002 0.979 0.884 1.135
Gender (ref = male) 0.639 0.615 0.111 3.666
Injury 1.039 0.948 0.325 3.323
Midnight to 3:59 a.m. (ref) - 0.090 - -
4:00 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. 13.052 0.019 1.538 110.765
8:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. 13.246 0.016 1.611 108.876
Noon to 3:59 p.m. 2.188 0.457 0.278 17.224
4:00 p.m. to 7:59 p.m. 6.143 0.068 0.874 43.150
8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 11.811 0.009 1.866 74.756
  1. ref = reference category.
  2. 95% C.I. = 95% confidence interval around the odds ratio.
  3. LSVU = Long-stay veterans’ unit.
  4. Sig: Level of significance.