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Table 5 Association of single morbidity, morbidity clusters, and cluster interactions with hospitalization in men

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

Model1 single morbidity Model 2 morbidity clusters Model 3 interactions between morbidity clusters
Predictors OR (95% CI); p Predictors OR (95% CI); p Predictors OR (95% CI); p
No. of used assistive technology 1.6 (1.2-2); <0.001 No. of used assistive technology 1.6 (1.3-2); <0.001 No. of used assistive technology 1.6 (1.2-2); <0.001
No. of GP visits 1.2 (1.0-1.5); 0.028 No. of GP visits 1.2 (1.0-1.5); 0.032 No. of GP visits 1.2 (1.0-1.5); 0.049
   Cluster 4 1.6 (1.0-2.7); 0.048 Cluster 2* Cluster 4 1.6 (1.0-2.4); 0.042
Nagelkerke R2 0.188 Nagelkerke R2 0.219 Nagelkerke R2 0.22
  1. Odds Ratios (ORs) with 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) in parentheses and p-values are shown.
  2. GP, General practitioner;
  3. Cluster 2: heart failure, asthma/COPD; Cluster 4: hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, and arrhythmia;
  4. Predictors excluded in model 1: type of housing, marital status, level of education, working status, no. of used assistance service, self-rated health, thrombosis/PVD, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, COPD/asthma, urinary incontinence, affective disorder, myocardial infarction, hyperlipidemia, arrythmia, malignancy, and osteoarthritis.
  5. Predictors excluded in model 2: type of housing, marital status, level of education, working status, no. of used assistance service, self-rated health, Cluster 1, Cluster 2, Cluster 3, and Cluster 5.
  6. Predictors excluded in model 3: type of housing, marital status, level of education, working status, no. of used assistance service, self-rated health, Cluster 1, Cluster 2, Cluster 3, Cluster 4, Cluster 5, Cluster 1*Cluster 4, Cluster 3*Cluster 4, Cluster 5*Cluster 4.