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Table 2 OPQOL total and health-related scores and adverse health outcomes at univariate analyses.

From: Older People's Quality of Life (OPQOL) scores and adverse health outcomes at a one-year follow-up. A prospective cohort study on older outpatients living in the community in Italy

Adverse health outcomes N Odds Ratio (95% CI) P
OPQOL total score (lowest quartile vs rest)    
Any fall 184 2.67 (1.36 - 5.26) 0.005
Greater dependence in the BADLs 184 1.36 (0.70 - 2.67) 0.367
Any ED admission 184 2.50 (1.26 - 4.95) 0.009
Any hospitalisation 184 1.84 (0.89 - 3.81) 0.100
Nursing home placement 210 2.02 (0.44 - 9.31) 0.368
Death 210 2.18 (0.77 - 6.16) 0.141
OPQOL health-related sub-score (lowest quartile vs rest)    
Any fall 184 2.40 (1.26 - 4.57) 0.008
Greater dependence in the BADLs 184 0.85 (0.44 - 1.63) 0.616
Any ED admission 184 1.23 (0.63 - 2.38) 0.546
Any hospitalisation 184 1.35 (0.67 - 2.76) 0.404
Nursing home placement 210 5.56 (1.05 - 29.41) 0.044
Death 210 2.94 (1.05 - 8.27) 0.041
  1. Notes: Bold variables are significant at p < 0.05; OPQOL = Older People's Quality of Life questionnaire; CI = confidence interval; BADL = basic activities of daily living; ED = emergency department.