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Table 4 Hazard ratios for mortality of sex-specific tertiles of physical function measures, for each gender one combined model

From: Relative importance of four functional measures as predictors of 15-year mortality in the older Dutch population

  Men, Model 1
HR 95% CI
Men, Model 2
HR 95% CI
Women, Model 1
HR 95% CI
Women, Model 2
HR 95% CI
Performance tests (range)
 Tertile 1 (Men 0-7; Women 0-6) 1.29 (1.01–1.66) 1.25 (0.97–1.62) 1.58 (1.10–2.27) 1.66 (1.15–2.41)
 Tertile 2 (Men 8-9; Women 7-8) 1.18 (0.92–1.51) 1.18 (0.92–1.51) 1.11 (0.79–1.56) 1.12 (0.79–1.57)
 Tertile 3 (Men 10-12; Women 9-12) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Grip strength
 Tertile 1 (Men 10-33; Women 6-19) 1.16 (0.90–1.50) 1.18 (0.90–1.53) 1.44 (1.07–1.93) 1.38 (1.02–1.89)
 Tertile 2 (Men 34-40; Women 20-23) 1.08 (0.86–1.35) 1.11 (0.88–1.40) 1.30 (1.00–1.69) 1.37 (1.05–1.80)
 Tertile 3 (Men 41-69; Women 24-39) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Peak flow
 Tertile 1 (Men 60-365; Women 60-285) 1.84 (1.43–2.38) 1.54 (1.18–2.01) 1.62 (1.23–2.14) 1.45 (1.08–1.93)
 Tertile 2 (Men 370-495; Women 290-365) 1.26 (0.99–1.60) 1.13 (0.88–1.44) 1.22 (0.92–1.60) 1.12 (0.85–1.49)
 Tertile 3 (Men 500-780; Women 370-700) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Functional limitations
 Tertile 1 (Men 10-28; Women 6-25) 1.64 (1.33–2.03) 1.43 (1.14–1.80) 1.07 (0.79–1.44) 1.08 (0.77–1.52)
 Tertile 2 (Men 29; Women 26-29) 1.04 (0.80–1.34) 0.98 (0.76–1.28) 0.96 (0.73–1.28) 0.98 (0.72–1.33)
 Tertile 3 (Men 30; Women 30) Reference Reference Reference Reference
  1. Model 1: Adjusted for age and the other functional measures
  2. Model 2: Adjusted for age, the other functional measures, no. of chronic diseases, cognitive impairment, body mass index, smoking, alcohol use