Table 3

Forward stepwise univariate logistic regression analysis of the baseline characteristics’ predictors of falls among the elderly

VariableCategoryP valueAOR95% CI for OR
LowerUpper
Educational levelUneducated0.0081.721.152.56
Primary school0.3331.230.811.89
Middle school0.0111.811.152.85
High school0.291.270.821.96
Diploma‎/Bachelor‎/Postgraduate*1
Housing ownershipRented0.0381.561.022.37
Owned*1
Having a caregiverYes0.0111.391.081.79
No*1
Use of medications (Number)Do not use any medications0.0120.600.410.90
1–30.0120.720.550.93
4 or more*1
Use of walking aidWalking stick0.0041.541.152.05
Walker or frame0.0072.431.284.62
Wheelchair0.8651.050.591.86
Do not use*1
StressNo stress0.0360.620.390.97
Some0.9421.020.661.57
Substantial*1
  • *Reference group.

  • AOR, adjusted OR.