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Table 2 Additional factors contributing to falls

From: Is independence of older adults safe considering the risk of falls?

Activities Risk of falls – 131 No risk of falls – 375 P-value*
N % N % p <0.001
Hearing
 difficulties 57 43.51% 103 27.47% p <0.001
 no difficulties 74 56.49% 272 72.53%
Using bathtub
 difficulties 83 63.36% 33 8.80% p <0.001
 no difficulties 48 36.64% 342 91.20%
Urinary incontinence
 difficulties 94 71.76% 122 32.53% p <0.001
 no difficulties 37 28.24% 253 67.47%
Feet problems
 yes 71 54.20% 57 15.20% p <0.001
 No 60 45.80% 318 84.80%
Walking stairs
 difficulties 94 71.76% 42 11.20% p <0.001
 no difficulties 37 28.24% 333 88.80%
Regular exercise
 yes 39 29.77% 280 74.67% p <0.001
 no 92 70.23% 95 25.33%
Feeling lonely
 yes 78 59.54% 154 41.07% p <0.001
 no 53 40.46% 221 58.93%
Sleeping problems
 yes 93 70.99% 205 54.67% p = 0.001
 no 38 29.01% 170 45.33%
Pain
 yes 105 80.15% 240 64.00% p <0.001
 no 26 19.85% 135 36.00%
Depression
 yes 73 55.73% 102 27.20% p <0.001
 no 58 44.27% 273 72.80%
Forgetfulness
 yes 74 56.49% 131 34.93% p <0.001
 no 57 43.51% 244 65.07%
  1. * Chi-Square test