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Table 3 Hazard ratios for the association between improvement in bed mobility or transferring positions and hospitalization for urinary tract infection, by patient characteristics.1

From: Mobility and other predictors of hospitalization for urinary tract infection: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristic at Time of SNF Admission Number Percent that improved mobility Hazard Ratio 95% Confidence Interval
Wheelchair primary mode of locomotion 167,146 27.0% 0.62 0.56, 0.70
Bedfast all or most of time 9,380 14.2% 0.43 0.22, 0.81
Missing limb 4,502 22.3% 0.20 0.06, 0.64
Stroke, TIA, or hemiplegia 55,032 21.8% 0.58 0.47, 0.72
Hip fracture 25,854 35.9% 0.46 0.34, 0.62
Multiple sclerosis 607 17.3% 0.46 0.02, 12.14
Paraplegia 625 15.2% 1.05 0.24, 4.64
  1. 1. Only patients with assessments of mobility during two time periods were included. Patients with quadriplegia or comatose condition were excluded.
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