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Table 3 Adjusteda odds ratios (OR) for associations between risk factors and falls

From: Falls and fear of falling among Israeli community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional national survey

  Falls in the past 12 months
Variable OR CI 95%
Age 1.03 1.01–1.05
Gender
 Male 1 (Ref)
 Female 2.03 1.58–2.61
Difficulties in bathing or dressing
 No difficulty 1 (Ref)
 Little difficulty 1.50 1.07–2.10
 Major difficulty/Disabled 2.50 1.64–3.80
Memory and concentration difficulties
 No difficulty 1 (Ref)
 Little difficulty 1.31 1.02–1.69
 Major difficulty/Disabled 1.77 1.09–2.88
Hearing problems (yes) 1.32 1.03–1.69
Diabetes mellitus (yes) 1.35 1.06–1.72
Cardiac disease (yes) 1.41 1.08–1.84
Mood medications (yes) 1.66 1.18–2.34
Use of walking aids (yes) 1.54 1.11–2.15
Fear of falling (yes) 1.66 1.29–2.13
  1. aVariables that were included in the model but were not statistically significant: population group, education, number of medications, sleep medications, impaired vision, physical activity, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease