Table 3

Results of the univariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses for the association between age, sex, multimorbidity and polypharmacy with potential prescribing omissions

Explanatory variableUnivariable modelP valueMultivariable model*P value
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Age (years)1.04 (1.01 to 1.08)<0.011.04 (1.00 to 1.07)0.05
Females (vs males)1.41 (0.93 to 2.14)0.111.63 (1.04 to 2.57)0.04
Multimorbidity†3.04 (1.99 to 4.65)<0.014.01 (2.43 to 6.63)<0.01
Polypharmacy‡1.30 (0.86 to 1.96)0.210.69 (0.42 to 1.14)0.144
  • *Adjusted for age, sex, multimorbidity, polypharmacy and country.

  • †Multimorbidity: defined as the co-occurrence of three or more chronic conditions.

  • ‡Polypharmacy: defined as five or more regular medicines.