Table 2

Multivariate model for dizziness, in 391 community-dwelling older adults
Variables β coefficient Odds ratio 95% CI p-value
Depression† 0.733 2.08 1.29-3.35 0.003
Fatigue 0.662 1.93 1.21 – 3.10 0.006
Sleepiness† 0.649 1.91 1.11 – 3.29 0.019
Recurrent falls 0.699 2.01 1.11 -3.62 0.020

†Depression was identified by ≥5 points in the Geriatric Depression Scale and Sleepiness was identified by ≥ 10 points in the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

Number of missing values: Recurrent Falls = 2 (0.5%).

Hosmer and Lemeshow test = 0.999; Nagelkerke R square = 0.137.

Area under the curve (AUC) = 0.673 (95% CI, 0.619-0.727).

de Moraes et al.

de Moraes et al. BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-4

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