Table 5

DROP score associations with postural hypotension, mortality and cognitive decline

Including interarm differenceExcluding interarm difference
WeightedUnweightedWeightedUnweighted
Prediction of PH per unit increase of DROP score
OR (95% CI)
1.9 (1.4 to 2.5)1.8 (1.4 to 2.3)2.4 (1.6 to 3.4)2.0 (1.5 to 2.6)
Area under ROC curve (95% CI)0.65 (0.59 to 0.70)0.65 (0.60 to 0.71)0.65 (0.59 to 0.71)0.65 (0.59 to 0.70)
Mortality risk per unit score OR (95% CI)1.9 (1.6 to 2.2)1.8 (1.5 to 2.1)2.8 (2.2 to 3.4)2.1 (1.8 to 2.5)
Change in MMSE score over study (ANOVA)NAp=0.004NAp<0.001
Annual change in MMSE score (ANOVA)NAp<0.001NAp<0.001
  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; DROP, Detecting Risk Of Postural hypotension; MMSE, Mini Mental State Examination; NA, not applicable; PH, postural hypotension; ROC, receiver operating characteristic.