Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2013 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Unexplained Falls Are Frequent in Patients with Fall-Related Injury Admitted to Orthopaedic Wards: The UFO Study (Unexplained Falls in Older Patients)

Table 6

Multivariate analysis: types of fall predictors.

OR95.0% CI

(A) Independent factor: accidental fall
 Age0.660.45–0.980.05
 GDS0.630.45–0.890.01
 Syncopal spells (anamnestic)0.590.43–0.830.005

(B) Independent factor: unexplained fall
 GDS1.491.06–2.090.029
 Syncopal spells (anamnestic)1.491.04–2.120.036

GDS: Geriatric Depression Scale.