Table 3

Multivariate adjusted model for slower usual and slower fast gait speeds
Variables Usual gait speed Fast gait speed
OR (95% IC) p OR (95% IC) p
Age group (years)
70-74 (ref 65–69) 1.01 (0.47-2.18) 0.966 1.51 (0.68-3.38) 0.308
≥ 75 (ref 65–69) 3.81 (1.89-7.67) <0.001 2.69 (1.29-5.62) 0.008
Low PAL 2.24 (1.18-4.25) 0.013 2.24 (1.15-4.36) 0.017
Stroke 3.41 (1.31-8.86) 0.012
Diabetes 2.25 (1.20-4.19) 0.011
Urinary incontinence 1.98 (1.02-3.84) 0.041 2.44 (1.23-4.84) 0.010
High concern of falling (FESI) 2.27 (1.21-4.24) 0.010 2.30 (1.17-4.54) 0.016

Abbreviations: ref, reference category; OR, Odds ratio; CI, Confidence Interval; PAL, Physical Activity level; FESI, Falls Efficacy.

Scale International.

ORs represent the odds of having a slower usual gait speed and a slower fast gait speed.

The model was adjusted for height.

Ruggero et al.

Ruggero et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:182   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-182

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