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Table 4 Adjusted Odds Ratios

From: A comprehensive assessment for community-based, person-centered care for older adults

Predictors Recent ED Visit Recent Hospitalization Dental Urgency
AORa (95% CI) AOR a (95% CI) AOR a (95% CI)
Marital Status (single) 2.27 (1.36 3.79) 1.76 (1.07 2.89) 1.48 (1.02 2.15)
Homelessness 3.18 (1.59 6.39) 2.61 (1.48 4.62)
Live alone 1.80 (1.21 2.67)
Medical/Function
Poor self-rated general health 2.04 (1.40 2.96) 2.52 (1.76 3.59) 1.78 (1.31 2.43)
Falls 2.88 (2.01 4.15) 2.21 (1.55 3.15)
Pain (≥1) 1.58 (1.00 2.51) 1.92 (1.18 3.11)
Pain (≥5) 1.40 (0.98 2.00) 1.69 (1.18 2.41)
Medical Symptoms (≥2) 2.03 (1.40 2.95) 1.69 (1.16 2.44)
Medical Conditions (≥2) 1.85 (1.29 2.65) 2.14 (1.49 3.09)
Arthritis 1.81 (1.26 2.59) 1.91 (1.33 2.74)
Hypertension 1.54 (1.09 2.19) 2.04 (1.43 2.90)
Hyperlipidemia 1.47 (1.01 2.13)
COPD 3.05 (1.45 6.44) 5.05 (2.70 9.42)
CHF 8.86 (2.39 32.80) 6.94 (2.61 18.46)
Hearing Problems 1.84 (1.28 2.63) 1.80 (1.26 2.56)
Memory Problems 1.84 (1.29 2.62)
Lack of PCP 2.43 (1.00 5.89) 3.04 (1.09 8.51)
VES-13 1.67 (1.15 2.42) 2.21 (1.53 3.21) 1.40 (1.03 1.91)
Dental Symptoms (≥4) 1.61 (1.12 2.30) 1.47 (1.04 2.10) 2.39 (1.78 3.20)
Difficulty Chewing 1.46 (1.03 2.08) 2.80 (2.09 3.76)
Toothache 2.06 (1.55 2.74)
Mental Health Diagnosis 1.88 (1.26 2.80) 1.59 (1.07 2.36)  
Major Depressive Disorder 1.76 (1.08 2.87)
Suicidal Ideation 2.04 (1.01 4.10) 2.03 (1.11 3.72)  
Feeling Isolated
QoL 1.95 (1.32 2.88) 2.42 (1.67 3.51)
PHQ-9 2.36 (1.59 3.50) 1.97 (1.34 2.89)
  1. a Adjusted for age, sex, race and ethnicity
  2. -- p value > 0.05
  3. CHF congestive heart failure, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, PCP primary care provider; VES-13 Vulnerable Elders Survey, QoL quality of life, based on Brief Older People’s Quality of Life, PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire