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Table 2 Bivariate associations among the HUI3 attributes having a chronic condition

From: Physical activity as a mediator of the impact of chronic conditions on quality of life in older adults

Variable No chronic condition
(n = 2,639)
One or more chronic conditions
(n = 17,314)
Odds ratio1
(95% CI)
Mobility    
   No difficulty walking (referent) 97.1% 84.0% 1.00
   Difficulty walking or unable to walk 2.9% 16.0% 6.4 (4.7 – 8.7)
Dexterity    
   Full use of hands and fingers (referent) 99.8% 97.8% 1.00
   Any limitation in the use of hands or fingers 0.2% 2.2% 9.6 (3.7 – 24.9)
Emotion    
   Happy or somewhat happy (referent) 98.7% 94.7% 1.00
   Somewhat or very unhappy 1.3% 5.4% 4.3 (2.7 – 6.8)
Cognition    
   No cognitive limitations (referent) 80.6% 66.7% 1.00
   Any cognitive limitations 19.4% 33.3% 2.1 (1.8 – 2.4)
Pain    
   Free of pain or discomfort (referent) 94.9% 69.3% 1.00
   Mild, moderate, or severe pain 5.1% 30.7% 8.3 (6.2 – 11.0)
  1. Notes: N = 19,953.
  2. 1 Bivariate logistic regression was used to calculate the confidence intervals.