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Table 4 Logistic regression: Associations between age group and substantial difficulty with functional activities

From: A profile of four patterns of vulnerability to functional decline in older general medicine patients in Victoria, Australia: a cross sectional survey

  Age group
Substantial difficulty 70–74 years 75–84 years 85+ years
Walking across the room    
 n (%) 31 (37.3) 88 (37.3) 92 (44.4)
 OR n.a. 0.96 1.29
 95 % CI n.a. (0.57–1.61) (0.76–2.18)
Bathing or showering    
n (%) 34 (41) 128 (54.2) 125 (60.4)
 OR n.a. 1.64 2.13*
 95 % CI   (0.98–2.73) (1.27–3.60)
Shopping for personal items    
n (%) 40 (48.2) 125 (53) 141 (68.1)
 OR n.a. 1.21 2.30*
 95 % CI n.a. (0.73–2.00) (1.37–3.86)
Managing money    
n (%) 27 (32.5) 80 (33.9) 104 (50.2)
 OR n.a. 1.06 2.12**
 95 % CI n.a. (0.625–1.81) (1.24–3.61)
Light housework    
n (%) 32 (38.6) 83 (35.2) 86 (41.5)
 OR n.a. 0.85 1.12
 95 % CI n.a. (0.51–1.42) (0.66–1.89)
  1. Bolding denotes presence of a statistically significant effect (p < .05); *p < .005; **p < .01; n.a. not applicable, reference group