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Table 9 Predictors of anemia among 438a institutionalized people with intellectual and/or motor disability, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

From: An epidemiological study on anemia among institutionalized people with intellectual and/or motor disability with special reference to its frequency, severity and predictors

  Multiple regression Logistic regression
  Dependent variable:Hb Dependent variable:anemia
Predictor B P OR 95%C.I. P
Sex (Male = 1, Female = 0) 1.32 <0.001 13.77 6.02 – 31.50 <0.001
Age (46 = 1, 46 > = 0) -0.15 0.16 1.42 0.81 – 2.49 0.22
Body Mass Index (21.3 = 1, 21.13 > = 0) 0.35 0.001 0.57 0.34 – 0.96 0.03
Medications
Anticonvulsants and/or major tranquilizers -0.44 <0.001 3.32 1.79 – 6.15 <0.001
Minor tranquilizers 0.05 0.77 0.77 0.38 – 1.59 0.48
Iron replacement -0.13 0.61 1.88 0.54 – 6.54 0.32
Other medications b -0.08 0.51 1.59 0.85 – 2.95 0.15
CRP (0.31 = 1, 0.31 > = 0) -0.22 0.08 1.42 0.82 – 2.45 0.22
ZTT (12.1 = 1, 12.1 > = 0) -0.34 0.01 1.90 1.06 – 3.39 0.03
People with cerebral palsy c 0.01 0.94 0.79 0.42 – 1.51 0.48
People with Down's syndrome c 0.73 0.001 0.24 0.06 – 0.94 0.04
  1. Adjusted R-square = 0.29
  2. aData set for analysis excluded 39 people with severe motor and intellectual disabilities from all 477 subjects.
  3. bMedications except anticonvulsants and/or major tranquilizers, minor tranquilizers and iron replacement (i.e. gastrointestinal drugs, cold drugs, cardiovascular medication).
  4. cReference: people with intellectual disability
  5. OR: Odds Ratio, C.I.: Confidence Interval,, C R P: C-reactive protein, ZTT: Zinc sulfate turbidity test.