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Table 4 Crude and age-adjusted death risk; odds ratios (OR), for death during follow up, according to indicators of differential survival

From: Diminished mental- and physical function and lack of social support are associated with shorter survival in community dwelling older persons of Botswana

  Risk of death during follow up
  Crude   Age-adjusted *
  OR CI OR CI
Small household (1–2 persons) 4.4 1.5–12.6 4.3 1.5–12.5
Eating meals alone 6.8 2.3–20.0 6.7 2.2–20.0
Cognitive impairment 4.0 1.2–13.7 3.6 1.0–12.7
Depression 3.6 0.9–14.0 3.4 0.9–13.2
Reduced lower extremity strength 4.4 1.6–12.4 4.2 1.4–12.5
Unable to walk 400 m 3.6 1.2–11.1 3.2 1.0–10.5
  1. * Age adjustment by Logistic regression models (Separate model for each condition).