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Table 5 Loadings of factors with eigenvalue >1 and logistic regression analysis between functional independence and multimorbidity groups

From: Multimorbidity associated with functional independence among community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional study in Southern China

  Factor loadings
SGD-CKD-GE and PVD group Neuropsychiatric-stroke group Bones and pain group Cardiometabolic group Lung and cancer group
Factor analysis
 Hypertension     0.64  
 Diabetes mellitus     0.63  
 Hyperlipidemia 0.50    0.44  
 PVD 0.45     
 Heart disease 0.44     
 CKD 0.48     
 SGD 0.60     
 Gastroenteritis 0.45     
 Chronic pain    0.63   
 Bone diseases    0.68   
 Gout    0.38   
 Pulmonary disease      0.68
 Cancer      0.65
 Dementia   0.72    
 Mental disorder   0.70    
 Stroke   0.44    
 Multiple sclerosis   0.52    
 Prevalence, n (%) 291 (10.8) 13 (0.5) 372 (13.8) 442 (16.3) 4 (0.1)
Regression analysis
 Crude OR (95% CI) 1.48(1.14–1.93)** 7.32(0.95–56.38) 1.69(1.33–2.16)** 1.43(1.15–1.78)** 1.82(0.19–17.52)
 Adjusted OR (95% CI) 1.29(0.96–1.74) 3.97(0.50–31.72) 1.41(1.09–1.84)** 1.31(1.03–1.66)* 1.61(0.15–16.72)
  1. Factor loadings <0.35 have been omitted. SGD Spleen and gallbladder diseases, GE Gastroenteritis, PVD Peripheral vascular disease, CKD Chronic kidney disease. aModels per group, adjusted for age, gender, marital status, education level, employment, individual economic conditions, body mass index and all the other factors. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01