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Table 3 Predictors of disability among Palestinian elderly in the oPt

From: Disability among Palestinian elderly in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt): prevalence and associated factors

Variable Unadjusted ORa (95%C.I.) Adjusted ORa 95% C.I. for ORa P-value
Lower Upper
Age 60–69 1 1    
70–79 2.32(2.00–2.69) 1.51 1.27 1.78 < 0.001
80 and above 4.89(4.04–5.91 2.88 2.31 3.60  
Gender Male 1 1    
Female 1.82(1.59–2.08) 1.65 1.33 2.04 < 0.001
Education Secondary and above 1 1    
Illiterate 4.09(3.28–5.09) 2.37 1.83 3.06 < 0.001
Less than secondary 1.91(1.52–2.40) 1.81 1.42 2.30  
Family size 7 and above 1 1    
1–2 persons 1.58(1.33–1.88) 1.69 1.34 2.14 < 0.001
3–6 persons 0.85(0.72–1.00) 1.23 1.01 1.51 0.043
Labor status Working 1 1    
House worker 3.86(2.62–5.68) 1.83 1.21 2.79 0.004
Not working 8.24(5.71–11.90 4.59 3.13 6.73 < 0.001
Refugee status No 1 1    
Yes 1.17(1.02–1.33) 1.22 1.04 1.42 0.012
Region Gaza Strip 1 1    
North WB 1.16(0.99–1.37) 1.06 0.88 1.28 0.514
Center WB 0.52(0.42–0.64) 0.46 0.37 0.58 < 0.001
South WB 0.97(0.80–1.17) 0.91 0.72 1.13 0.382
  1. aThe variables inserted and adjusted for were age, sex, education, marital status, family size, family structure, labor status, refugee status, and region, C.I confidence interval, OR odds ratios, WB West Bank