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Table 3 Factors associated with number of physical diagnoses

From: Physical diagnoses in nursing home residents - is dementia or severity of dementia of importance?

Variables Unadjusted Adjusted
Regression coefficient (95% CI) p-value Regression coefficient (95% CI) p-value
CDR-SOB −0.06 (− 0.07; − 0.05) < 0.001 −0.07 (− 0.08; − 0.05) < 0.001
Males 0.03 (− 0.12; 0.17) 0.720 0.02 (− 0.12; 0.17) 0.734
Age 0.02 (0.01; 0.03) < 0.001 0.02 (0.01; 0.03) < 0.001
Education (≥10 years) −0.18 (− 0.35; − 0.02) 0.025   
PSMS score −0.001 (− 0.01; 0.01) 0.836 0.03 (0.02; 0.05) < 0.001
NPI Agitation subsyndrome −0.02 (− 0.03; − 0.01) < 0.001   
NPI Psychosis subsyndrome −0.03 (− 0.04; − 0.02) < 0.001   
NPI Affective subsyndrome − 0.01 (− 0.02; 0.005) 0.236   
NPI Apathy −0.03 (− 0.05; − 0.01) 0.003   
Duration in NH (LN) −0.04 (− 0.10; 0.01) 0.112   
Type of NH unit
 Regular – ref. 0 0
 Special care −0.73 (− 0.87; − 0.58) < 0.001 −0.44 (− 0.59; − 0.28) < 0.001
 Rehabilitation 0.40 (0.01; 0.79) 0.042 0.35 (− 0.04; 0.73) 0.079
 Other −0.12 (− 0.39; 0.14) 0.361 0.07 (− 0.20; 0.34) 0.604
  1. Unadjusted and adjusted analyses using linear mixed model
  2. CDR-SOB Clinical Dementia Rating - Sum of Boxes, PSMS Physical Self-Maintenance Scale, NPI Neuropsychiatric Inventory, NH Nursing Home, LN Natural Logarithm