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Table 2 Predictors of regular dizziness in an older community population at 7- and 10-year follow-up*

From: Predictors of dizziness in older persons: a 10-year prospective cohort study in the community

Characteristic B SE Wald OR 95% CI Pvalue
7-year follow-up a       
Living alone 0.450 0.229 3.8 1.6 1.0-2.5 0.050
History of dizziness 1.324 0.265 25.0 3.8 2.2-6.3 <0.001
History of osteo/rheumatoid arthritis 0.644 0.239 7.3 1.9 1.2-3.0 0.007
History of cancer 0.524 0.307 2.9 1.7 0.9-3.1 0.088
Use of nitrates 0.835 0.351 5.6 2.3 1.2-4.6 0.018
Presence of anxiety or depression 0.541 0.262 4.3 1.7 1.0-2.9 0.039
Impaired vision 0.611 0.254 5.8 1.8 1.1-3.0 0.016
Impaired function of lower extremities (chair stands) 0.670 0.229 8.6 2.0 1.2-3.1 0.003
10-year follow-up b       
Living alone 0.460 0.278 2.7 1.6 0.9-2.7 0.098
History of dizziness 1.555 0.306 25.9 4.7 2.6-8.6 <0.001
History of cancer 0.552 0.357 2.4 1.7 0.9-3.5 0.122
Use of anxiolytics 0.861 0.475 3.3 2.4 0.9-6.0 0.070
Impaired function of lower extremities (chair stands) 0.744 0.281 7.0 2.1 1.2-3.7 0.008
  1. CI: Confidence Interval; OR: Odds Ratio; SE: Standard Error.
  2. *Multivariable logistic regression analysis, using backward elimination (Wald test) with a P value of 0.157 used for removal.
  3. aAUC 0.78 [0.73-0.82], adjusted AUC 0.77 [0.75-0.78], Hosmer-Lemeshow 0.36.
  4. bAUC 0.72 [0.65-0.78], adjusted AUC 0.71 [0.68-0.72], Hosmer-Lemeshow 0.31.