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Table 3 Hazard ratio for three-year mortality in adjusted analysis (N = 484)

From: Three-year mortality in previously hospitalized older patients from rural areas - the importance of co-morbidity and self-reported poor health

  HRA(95% CI) HRB(95% CI)
Objectively measured health indicators at T1   
Elevated Charlson Index 1.79 (1.13-2.83) 1.73 (1.09-2.74)
Number of hospitalizations last 5 years 1.06 (1.01-1.14) 1.05 (0.99-1.68)
Duration of hospitalization 1.02 (0.99-1.05) 1.02 (0.99-1.05)
MMSE ≤ 24 1.29 (0.90-1-84) 0.76 (0.53-1.09)
P-ADL > 6 1.72 (1.04-2.84) 1.59 (0.95-1.07)
I-ADL >8 1.13 (0.78-1.64) 1.16 (0.80-1.68)
No assisted living after hospital stay 1.00 Reference 1.00 Reference
 Domestic assistance at home a 1.24 (0.69-2.24) 1.26 (0.70-2.27)
 Nursing care at home or in institution 1.45 (0.94-2.23) 1.39 (0.90-2.15)
Self-reported health indicators at T1   
Self-reported health seen as poor   1.52 (1.03-2.25)
Self-reported impaired social function due to poor health   1.17 (0.79-1.72)
−2 Log Likelihood 1941.87 1934.18
  1. T1, Baseline.
  2. HR, Hazard ratio.
  3. CI, The confidence interval.
  4. A The Cox proportional hazard regression analysis where each regressor was adjusted for increasing age, gender and the other variables in the model.
  5. B The Cox proportional hazard regression analysis where each regressor was adjusted for age, gender and the other variables in the model.
  6. a Assistance with cleaning, preparing food, shopping for groceries, etc.
  7. MMSE, Mini Mental State Examination, P-ADL, performance of the personal activities of daily living, IADL, performance of the instrumental activities of daily living.