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Table 4 Logistic Regression: Variables associated with fatal head injuries 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 (years)* −.09 .012 32.73 1 .00 .91 .89 .94
Gendera* −.92 .22 18.24 1 .00 2.5 1.65 3.83
BMIb .01 .02 .36 1 .55 1.01 .97 1.05
Number of medications −0.48 .032 2.25 1 .13 .95 .90 1.02
Anticoagulant medication prescribed* .88 .24 13.04 1 .00 2.4 1.5 3.88
Cardiovascular comorbidity −.14 .32 .181 1 .67 .87 .46 1.64
Neurological comorbidity −.33 .22 2.29 1 .13 .72 .472 1.10
Musculoskeletal comorbidity* −.63 .25 6.42 1 .01 1.87 1.15 3.05
Constant 6.9 1.50 21 1 .00 1012.71   
  1. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)
  2. amales coded = 0 females coded = 1
  3. bBMI = body mass index (kg/m2)