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Table 3 Principal component analysis with eligible components and their predicted risk of falling, expressed as odds ratios (OR), n = 1763

From: Falls in the general elderly population: a 3- and 6- year prospective study of risk factors using data from the longitudinal population study ‘Good ageing in Skane’

  Component and factor loading
Risk factors Reduced mobility Heart dysfunction Functional impairment
Indoor adaptation .66   
Osteoarthritis of hip and/or knee .63   
Low walking speed .58   
Impaired mobility .41   
Heart disease   -.78  
Heart failure with symptoms   -.71  
Use of fall risk drugs   -.59  
Dependence in pADL    .87
Nocturia    .85
OR for falling 2.12 1.66 1.38
(95% CI) (1.54 - 2.91) (1.26 - 2.20) (1.01 - 1.88)