Table 3

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

Risk factor

%pre

%post

OR1

95% CI


Discussed falls with health professional

16.1

19.6

1.31

(1.14,1.49)***

Discussed activity with health professional

44.8

45.7

1.08

(0.98,1.20)

Discussed medications with practitioner

65.2

68.1

1.16

(1.03,1.31)*

Media awareness: falls

40.1

37.0

0.89

(0.81,0.99)*

Media awareness: physical activity

63.0

63.1

1.04

(0.94,1.16)

Awareness of falls-related council activity2

25.1

26.6

Men

27.6

31.4

1.22

(1.04,1.43)**

Women

22.7

21.8

0.97

(0.82,1.15)

Safe shoes daily or almost daily

77.1

81.6

1.31

(1.15,1.48)**

Home modifications

28.1

32.9

1.29

(1.15,1.45)***

3+ serves of calcium

16.5

24.6

1.67

(1.47,1.89)***

Meeting moderate/vigorous guidelines

61.4

63.9

1.14

(1.02,1.27)*

Strength activity (2 days a week or more)

16.0

18.6

1.24

(1.08,1.41)**

Belief that falls are preventable3

61.4

63.9

Northern Rivers

64.9

64.5

1.32

(0.76,2.30)

Wide Bay

57.9

63.2

0.99

(0.54,1.83)

Self-perceived low falls risk

62.4

60.9

0.94

(0.84,1.05)


Belief that falls are preventable4

61.4

63.9

85+ years

47.8

49.5

1.03

(0.55,1.93)

80-84 years

42.4

56.8

2.17

(1.31,3.57)**

75-79 years

57.4

59.5

1.27

(0.88,1.85)

70-74 years

61.6

65.2

1.44

(1.04,2.00)*

65-69 years

64.9

67.6

1.21

(0.90,1.63)

59-64 years

70.8

68.3

1.02

(0.75,1.38)


*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 Significant time × gender effect

3Significant time × region effect

4 Significant time × age-group effect

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

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