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Table 3 Results of the multinomial logistic regression analyses examining the association between physical mobility, hypertension and diabetes in a representative sample of Brazilian older adults (PNAD - 1998, 2003 and 2008)

From: Diabetes, hypertension and mobility among Brazilian older adults: findings from the Brazilian National Household Sample Survey (1998, 2003 and 2008)

Disease/Mobility 1998 2003 2008
OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI)
Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2
Hypertension
 No difficulty 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Moderate difficulty 2.15 (1.99-2.34) 1.51 (1.39-1.65) 2.07 (1.93-2.21) 1.44 (1.34-1.56) 1.89 (1.77-2.01) 1.37 (1.28-1.46)
 Great difficulty 3.89 (3.60-4.21) 2.01 (1.83-2.21) 3.45 (3.22-3.70) 1.75 (1.61-1.90) 3.28 (3.08-3.49) 1.76 (1.64-1.89)
Diabetes
 No difficulty 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Moderate difficulty 1.90 (1.63-2.21) 1.44 (1.23-1.69) 1.67 (1.50-1.88) 1.19 (1.05-1.35) 1.57 (1.43-1.72) 1.21 (1.10-1.33)
 Great difficulty 3.43 (2.97-3.97) 2.07 (1.75-2.44) 2.88 (2.59-3.20) 1.56 (1.37-1.77) 2.82 (2.58-3.08) 1.80 (1.62-2.00)
  1. OR (95 % CI): odds ratio (confidence interval at 95 %). Model 1 adjusted for time-disease interaction term. Model 2 adjusted for time-disease interaction term, sex, age, education, race, family components, income, number of diseases (except hypertension for hypertension model and except diabetes for diabetes model), number of physician visits, hospitalization