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Table 4 Factors associated with having at least one PIM use based on multivariable logistic regression analysis

From: Comparison of adaptive versions of the Hong Kong-specific criteria and 2015 Beers criteria for assessing potentially inappropriate medication use in Hong Kong older patients

Variables AOR[95%CI]
Adaptive Beers criteria Adaptive Hong Kong-specific criteria
Gender (M:F) 0.83 [0.82 ~ 0.84]*** 0.82 [0.81 ~ 0.83]***
Age (Ref: 65 ~ 69)
 70 ~ 74 0.79 [0.78 ~ 0.80]*** 0.81 [0.80 ~ 0.83]***
 75 ~ 79 0.69 [0.68 ~ 0.70]*** 0.73 [0.72 ~ 0.74]***
 80 ~ 84 0.61 [0.60 ~ 0.63]*** 0.66 [0.65 ~ 0.68]***
 85+ 0.51 [0.50 ~ 0.52]*** 0.58 [0.56 ~ 0.59]***
No. of drugs (Ref: 3 or less)
 4 ~ 6 4.16 [4.04 ~ 4.27]*** 4.20 [4.08 ~ 4.31]***
 7 ~ 9 8.60 [8.37 ~ 8.85]*** 8.90 [8.66 ~ 9.15]***
 10 ~ 12 14.86 [14.43 ~ 15.31]*** 15.82 [15.36 ~ 16.30]***
  > 12 27.48 [26.70 ~ 28.29]*** 34.96 [33.96 ~ 36.01]***
No. of diagnoses (Ref: 1)
 2 1.12 [1.06 ~ 1.19]*** 1.14 [1.08 ~ 1.21]***
 3 1.00 [0.94 ~ 1.05] 1.02 [0.97 ~ 1.08]
 4 ~ 6 0.90 [0.86 ~ 0.95]*** 0.93 [0.88 ~ 0.98]**
  > 6 1.37 [1.29 ~ 1.44]*** 1.45 [1.37 ~ 1.53]***
No. of GOPC visits within the year (Ref: 1)
 2 ~ 3 1.18 [1.15 ~ 1.20]*** 1.10 [1.07 ~ 1.13]***
 4 ~ 5 1.20 [1.17 ~ 1.22]*** 1.09 [1.06 ~ 1.12]***
 6+ 1.84 [1.79 ~ 1.90]*** 1.61 [1.56 ~ 1.65]***
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001