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Table 2 Association of all candidate indicators with the impact of dizziness on everyday life in older primary care patients

From: Impact of dizziness on everyday life in older primary care patients: a cross-sectional study

  Prev, % Linear Model
(continuous DHI-scores)
Logistic Model
(dichotomous DHI-scores)*
   P 1500 B m B s P 1500 B m OR (95%CI) B s
Demographic
Age   .09 .0.0   .11 0.0 1.0 (1.0-1.1)§  
Sex, female 74 .52 2.7   .35 0.2 1.8 (1.2-2.8)  
Ethnicity, non-western 7 .08 0.4   .09 0.1 1.0 (0.5-2.2)  
Living in residential home 16 .23 1.2   .09 0.2 2.1 (1.2-3.7)  
Lifestyle factors
Smoking 15 .06 0.2   .46 0.5 1.3 (0.7-2.2)  
Excessive alcohol intake 7 .06 0.4   .07 0.0 0.6 (0.3-1.3)  
Dizziness characteristics
Onset, 6 months ago or more 69 .94 5.9 7.3 .92 1.0 2.6 (1.7-4.1) 1.04
Frequency, at least daily 57 1.00 9.3 10.5 .97 1.1 2.9 (1.9-4.3) 1.20
Duration, one minute or less 45 .96 6.2 7.7 .89 1.0 0.4 (0.3-0.6) .89
Subtype description of dizziness
Light-headedness/presyncope 72 .08 -0.2   .07 0.0 1.2 (0.8-1.9)  
Spinning sensation/vertigo 62 .06 0.1   .07 0.1 1.1 (0.8-1.7)  
Unsteadiness/disequilibrium 86 .30 1.9   .30 0.1 3.0 (1.7-5.4)  
Not classifiable dizziness 42 .06 -0.1   .18 0.2 1.5 (1.0-2.3)  
Provoking circumstances
Standing still 24 .62 3.4   .36 0.4 3.1 (1.9-5.1)  
Exercise 31 .21 0.8   .25 0.2 1.5 (1.0-2.2)  
Changes in head position 79 .31 1.7   .38 0.5 2.5 (1.5-4.0)  
Getting up from lying or sitting 70 .11 0.4   .06 0.0 1.6 (1.1-2.5)  
Associated symptoms
Presyncopal symptoms (without panic disorder) 41 .44 2.1   .10 0.0 1.3 (0.9-1.9)  
Trouble with walking and/or (almost) falling 57 .46 2.3   .47 0.4 3.0 (2.0-4.5)