Table 2

Change in proportions of respondents reporting fall outcomes from pre- to post-intervention

Outcome factor1

%pre

%post

OR

95% CI


Fall in last 12 months

24.4

24.6

1.03

(0.92,1.16)

Multiple falls2,3

45.2

43.2

Men

44.9

48.8

1.08

(0.80,1.48)

Women

45.5

38.4

0.71

(0.54,0.95)*

Injury from fall

16.6

15.7

0.95

(0.83,1.09)

Hospital admission

1.9

1.9

1.02

(0.71,1.47)

Medical attention

9.2

8.5

0.93

(0.78,1.11)


*p ≤ 0.05, **p ≤ 0.01, ***p ≤ 0.001

1Adusted for gender, age-group (60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+), education (university/college, trade/technical, senior, junior, primary or less), self-perceived general health (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor), region (Northern Rivers, Wide Bay)

2 Results based on those reporting at least one fall in the last 12 months only

3 Significant time × gender effect

McClure et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-79

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