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Table 4 Risk of Falls According to temporal pattern in sensory function; point estimates and 95% confidence intervals shown

From: The pace and prognosis of peripheral sensory loss in advanced age: association with gait speed and falls

  Absolute Risk of Fall aRelative Risk of Fall
Events (py) Rate per py Unadjusted bAdjusted
Consistently intact 384 (474) 0.81 Referent Referent
Progressing to impairment 591 (454) 1.31 1.60 (1.16 to 2.22) 1.57 (1.12 to 2.22)
Consistently impaired 181 (161) 1.12 1.39 (0.89 to 2.18) 1.48 (0.89 to 2.45)
  1. PY = patient year
  2. aEstimates obtained using negative binomial regression
  3. bAdjusted for age, sex, physical activity (PASE index), diabetes, comorbidity, Short Physical Performance Battery score