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Table 3 Change in proportions of respondents reporting fall-prevention behaviour from pre- to post-intervention

From: The population approach to falls injury prevention in older people: findings of a two community trial

Risk factor %pre %post OR1 95% CI
Discussed falls with health professional 16.1 19.6 1.31 (1.14,1.49)***
Discussed activity with health professional 44.8 45.7 1.08 (0.98,1.20)
Discussed medications with practitioner 65.2 68.1 1.16 (1.03,1.31)*
Media awareness: falls 40.1 37.0 0.89 (0.81,0.99)*
Media awareness: physical activity 63.0 63.1 1.04 (0.94,1.16)
Awareness of falls-related council activity2 25.1 26.6   
   Men 27.6 31.4 1.22 (1.04,1.43)**
   Women 22.7 21.8 0.97 (0.82,1.15)
Safe shoes daily or almost daily 77.1 81.6 1.31 (1.15,1.48)**
Home modifications 28.1 32.9 1.29 (1.15,1.45)***
3+ serves of calcium 16.5 24.6 1.67 (1.47,1.89)***
Meeting moderate/vigorous guidelines 61.4 63.9 1.14 (1.02,1.27)*
Strength activity (2 days a week or more) 16.0 18.6 1.24 (1.08,1.41)**
Belief that falls are preventable3 61.4 63.9   
   Northern Rivers 64.9 64.5 1.32 (0.76,2.30)
   Wide Bay 57.9 63.2 0.99 (0.54,1.83)
Self-perceived low falls risk 62.4 60.9 0.94 (0.84,1.05)
Belief that falls are preventable4 61.4 63.9   
   85+ years 47.8 49.5 1.03 (0.55,1.93)
   80-84 years 42.4 56.8 2.17 (1.31,3.57)**
   75-79 years 57.4 59.5 1.27 (0.88,1.85)
   70-74 years 61.6 65.2 1.44 (1.04,2.00)*
   65-69 years 64.9 67.6 1.21 (0.90,1.63)
   59-64 years 70.8 68.3 1.02 (0.75,1.38)
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, **p ≤ 0.01, ***p ≤ 0.001
  2. 1Adusted for gender, age-group (60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+), education (university/college, trade/technical, senior, junior, primary or less), self-perceived general health (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor), region (Northern Rivers, Wide Bay)
  3. 2 Significant time × gender effect
  4. 3Significant time × region effect
  5. 4 Significant time × age-group effect