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Table 6 Association of single morbidity, morbidity clusters, and cluster interactions with hospitalization 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 Model 3 Iinteractions between morbidity clusters
Predictors OR (95% CI); p Predictors OR (95% CI); p Predictors OR (95% CI); p
No. of GP visits 1.4 (1.2-1.6); <0.001 No. of GP visits 1.3 (1.1-1.6); <0.001 Sheltered accommodation/ Nursing home 2.5 (1.0-5.9); 0.044
Heart failure 3.4 (1.6-7.3); 0.002 Cluster 2 0.4 (0.2-0.8); 0.006 No. of GP visits 1.4 (1.2-1.6); <0.001
Urinary incontinence 0.4 (0.2-0.8); 0.012 Cluster 3 1.7 (1.2-2.4); 0.004 Cluster 3 2.3 (1.5-3.5); <0.001
     Cluster 2* Cluster 3 0.5 (0.3-0.8); 0.005
Nagelkerke R2 0.19 Nagelkerke R2 0.193 Nagelkerke R2 0.213
  1. Odds Ratios (ORs) with 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) in parentheses and p-values are shown.
  2. GP, General practitioner;
  3. Cluster 2: incontinence, osteoarthritis; Cluster 3: myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure, asthma/COPD, and osteoporosis.
  4. Predictors excluded in model 1: type of housing, marital status, level of education, working status, no. of used assistive tecknology, no. of used assistance service, self-rated health, malignancy, hypertension, myocardial infarction, arrythmia, hyperlipidemia, COPD/asthma, diabetes, dementia, affective disorder, thyroid dysfunction, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, thrombosis/PVD, and stroke.
  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 4, and Cluster 5.
  6. Predictors excluded in model 3: 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, Cluster 5, Cluster 1*Cluster 2, Cluster 4* Cluster 2, Cluster 5* Cluster 2, Cluster 1* Cluster 3, Cluster 4*Cluster 3, Cluster 5*Cluster 3.