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Table 3 Chronic conditions and falls

From: Chronic disease and falls in community-dwelling Canadians over 65 years old: a population-based study exploring associations with number and pattern of chronic conditions

Condition Prevalence (weighted %) % of people with condition who fell (weighted %) % of people without condition who fell (weighted %) Rao-Scott X2(weighted & boot-strapped) P value 95% CI for % of people with condition who fell 95% CI for % of people without condition who fell
Hypertension 50.2 21.4 18.3 10.8 0.01 20.1-22.7 16.9-19.6
Arthritis 43.4 24.4 16.3 82.9 < 0.0001 22.9-25.9 15.1-17.4
Vision impairment 27.8 24.1 18.2 32.6 < 0.0001 22.3-25.9 17.1-19.3
Heart disease 22.6 24.4 18.5 30.3 < 0.0001 22.5-26.4 17.5-19.6
Osteoporosis 18.1 25.5 18.5 36.8 < 0.0001 23.2-27.7 17.5-19.5
Diabetes 17.2 23.8 19.0 17.1 < 0.0001 21.6-26.1 18.0-20.0
Incontinence 11.7 28.1 18.7 49.7 < 0.0001 25.4-30.7 17.7-19.8
COPD 8.8 25.5 19.3 18.1 < 0.0001 22.4-28.6 18.3-20.2
Cancer 5.5 22.9 19.6 2.2 0.14 18.4-27.4 18.7-20.6
Depression 5.1 36.0 19.0 52.4 <0.0001 31.0-41.1 18.0-19.9
Stroke 4.2 36.8 19.1 72.9 < 0.0001 32.0-41.6 18.1-20.0
Dementia 1.6 38.5 19.5 31.3 < 0.0001 30.4-46.6 18.6-20.5
Parkinson’s disease 0.8 30.8 19.8 4.7 0.029 19.5-42.1 18.8-20.5
  1. COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.