Table 3

Multivariable adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for lowered cognitive function*
Variables Men Women
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Stroke 2.52 (1.75-3.64) 2.45 (1.64-3.66)
Ischemic heart disease 1.28 (1.03-1.60) n.s.
Quality of life
 Very good and good 1.0 1.0
 Neither poor nor good 1.03 (0.86-1.24) 1.16 (0.94-1.44)
 Very poor and poor 1.67 (1.07-2.61) 2.81 (1.92-4.11)
Self-rated health
 Good and very good 1.0 n.s.
 Average 1.21 (0.99-1.50)
 Poor and very poor 1.57 (1.15-2.14)
 Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg 1.01 (1.00-1.01) n.s.
Physical activity in leisure time
3rd tertile (> 22.5 hours/week) 1.0
2nd tertile (14.1-22.5 hours/week) n.s. 1.14 (0.88-1.49)
1st tertile (0.0-14.0 hours/week) 1.32 (1.03-1.69)

*- 1 SD or more below age and education specific mean of the composite score of cognitive function.

n.s. – not significant.

In men, ORs are adjusted for previous stroke, ischemic heart disease, quality of life, self-rated health, diastolic blood pressure, physical activity in leisure time, and depression scale score.

In women, ORs are adjusted for previous stroke, quality of life, self-rated health, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, physical activity in leisure time, alcohol intake, and depression scale score.

Variable selection was conducted by a stepwise backward procedure using the likelihood ratio criterion.

Tamosiunas et al.

Tamosiunas et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:149   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-149

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