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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of the relationship between each fear of falling measure and physical activity adjusting for all other factors (N = 58)

From: Fear of falling in obese women under 50 years of age: a cross-sectional study with exploration of the relationship with physical activity

Measure Characteristic Odds ratio 95% CI
MFES BMI per kg/m2 1.07 0.98 to 1.17
Age group
  < 35 years 1  
 35 to 44 years 1.62 0.46 to 10.6
 45 years and over 3.45 0.71 to 16.7
Depression 0.93 0.77 to 1.14
MFES score 0.65 0.44 to 0.96*
As above + adjusting for self-reported fall
Fallen in last year 2.79 0.53 to 14.7
MFES Score 0.57 0.36 to 0.91*
MSAFFE BMI per kg/m2 1.06 0.98 to 1.16
Age group
  < 35 years 1  
 35 to 44 years 2.20 0.46 to 10.6
 45 years and over 5.06 1.04 to 24.5*
Depression 0.90 0.72 to 1.12
MSAFFE score 1.14 1.01 to 1.28*
As above + adjusting for self-reported fall
Fallen in last year 2.53 0.54 to 12.0
MSAFFE Score 1.17 1.03 to 1.34*
COF BMI per kg/m2 1.06 0.98 to 1.15
Age group
  < 35 years 1  
 35 to 44 years 1.69 0.37 to 7.8
 45 years and over 5.23 1.11 to 24.5*
Depression 0.96 0.80 to 1.16
COF score 1.08 0.99 to 1.18
As above + adjusting for self-reported fall
Fallen in last year 1.85 0.43 to 8.0
COF Score 1.10 1.0 to 1.21
  1. BMI Body mass index, MFES Modified Falls Efficacy Scale, MSAFFE Modified Survey of Activities and Fear of Falling in the Elderly Scale, COF Consequences of Falling Scale; *p < 0.05