Table 2

Factors associated with the use of a proxy (subjects who understood all questions)
Not use of a proxy (N = 39) Use a proxy (N = 103) Univariate OR Adjusted OR*
Age 85.6 ± 5.9 86.2 ± 6.6 1.01 (0.96-1.07) 1.03 (0.96-1.11)
Female Gender 27 (69.2%) 70 (68%) 0.94 (0.43-2.09) 0.91 (0.36-2.36)
Time at the institution 25.8 ± 25.5 22.4 ± 22.1 0.99 (0.98-1.01) 0.99 (0.97-1.01)
Level of education Secondary or higher 7 (17.9%) 3 (3%) 0.14 (0.03-0.59) 0.13 (0.02-0.72)
Cognitive impairment (MEC-35 score) 28.9 ± 3.6 24.6 ± 6.5 0.84 (0.77-0.93) 0.85 (0.76-0.95)
Functional impairment (Barthel’s score) 84.6 ± 19.8 64.8 ± 24.7 0.96 (0.93-0.98) 0.96 (0.94-0.99)

*adjusted by all variables in the table.

Barcelo et al.

Barcelo et al. BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-24

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