|Multivariable adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for lowered cognitive function*|
|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)|
|Good and very good||1.0||n.s.|
|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