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Table 4 Association of single morbidity and morbidity clusters with ER visits in women

From: Multimorbidity patterns of and use of health services by Swedish 85-year-olds: an exploratory study

Model 1 single morbidity Model 2 morbidity clusters
Predictors OR (95% CI); p Predictors OR (95% CI); p
Low working status reference Cluster 3 1.5 (1.1-2); 0.021
Middle working status 2.2 (1.1-4.1); 0.018 No. of GP visits 1.4 (1.2-1.6); <0.001
High working status 3.5 (1.1-11.3); 0.036   
Heart failure 3 (1.3-6.9); 0.01   
Arrhythmia 2.2 (1–4.8); 0.05   
Diabetes 0.3 (0.1-0.9); 0.027   
No. of GP visits 1.3 (1.1-1.6); <0.001   
Nagelkerke R2 0.219 Nagelkerke R2 0.143
  1. Odds Ratios (ORs) with 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) in parentheses and p-value are shown.
  2. GP: General Practioner;
  3. Cluster3: myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure, COPD/asthma, and osteoporosis.
  4. Predictors excluded in model 1: type of housing, marital status, level of education, no. of used assistive tecknology, no. of used assistance service, self-rated health, hyperlipidemia, thrombosis/PVD, hypertension, stroke, urinary incontinence, osteoarthritis, myocardial infarction, COPD/asthma, osteoporosis, malignancy, thyroid dysfunction, dementia, and affective disorder.
  5. Predictors excluded in model 2: type of housing, marital status, level of education, working status, no. of used assistive tecknology, no. of used assistance service, self-rated health, Cluster 1, Cluster 2, Cluster 4, and Cluster 5.