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Table 2 Recurrent falls-pain bivariate analysis

From: Pain and recurrent falls in the older and oldest-old non-institutionalized population

Variables65–79 years80 years or older
Recurrent fallerRecurrent faller
yesnopyesnop
Categoricaln (%)n (%) n (%)n (%) 
Moderate-severe pain8 (61.54)46 (25.70)< 0.0124 (48.0)122 (34.56)0.064
Poor visual acuity3 (21.43)27 (14.29)0.46712 (23.53)63 (17.70)0.315
Quantitativemean (SD)mean (SD)pmean (SD)mean (SD)p
Pain (FPS, range 0–6)2.85 (1.73)1.34 (1.69)0.0022.04 (2.06)1.58 (1.97)0.125
Number of drugs that increase the risk of falling1.07 (0.92)0.33 (0.62)< 0.010.53 (0.75)0.47 (0.74)0.561
Affective symptoms (Yesavage score)2.00 (2.00)0.72 (1.10)0.0341.96 (1.63)1.28 (1.48)0.003
Cognitive decline (Pfeiffer score)1.36 (1.50)0.95 (1.16)0.2141.67 (2.42)1.72 (2.24)0.868
Number of drugs5.21 (2.72)3.88 (2.71)0.0775.87 (2.78)4.28 (2.54)< 0.01
Muscle strength, range 0–1513.79 (1.63)14.39 (1.13)0.19411.94 (4.32)12.55 (3.68)0.284
Balance, range 0–75.38 (1.56)6.63 (0.84)0.0144.84 (2.34)5.36 (2.08)0.127
Functional situation (Katz, range 0–6)0.64 (1.01)0.23 (0.60)0.1561.51 (1.97)1.09 (1.81)0.421
  1. FPS Face Pain Scale