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Table 3 Logistic Regression: Variables associated with fatal hip fractures after a fall, Waukesha County, Wisconsin 2005–2012

From: Identifying characteristics and outcomes that are associated with fall-related fatalities: multi-year retrospective summary of fall deaths in older adults from 2005–2012

Variables included in Model B Std Error Wald df p* Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval
Age* .05 .02 8.67 1 .003 1.05 1.02 1.08
Gendera .34 .23 2.21 1 .14 1.40 .90 2.20
BMIb −.04 .02 2.95 1 .09 .97 .93 1.01
Number of medications .04 .03 1.61 1 .205 1.04 .98 1.11
Cardiovascular Comorbidity −.33 .34 9.33 1 .33 .72 .37 1.40
Neurological* Comorbidity .72 .22 11.26 1 .001 2.06 1.35 3.14
Osteoarthritis .23 .24 .88 1 .35 1.26 .78 2.02
Osteoporosis .21 .27 .60 1 .44 1.23 .73 2.07
Constant −3.79 1.52 6.27 1 .012 .02   
  1. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)
  2. amales coded = 0 females coded = 1
  3. bBMI = body mass index (kg/m2)