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Table 4 Factors Associated with Psychiatric Admissions among Geriatric Patients with New-Onset Epilepsy (N = 1,610; c-statistic = 0.83).

From: Psychiatric and medical admissions observed among elderly patients with new-onset epilepsy

Effect Odds Ratio 95% CI Significant (CI excludes 1.0)
Alcohol dependence 5.17 2.66-10.1 *
Schizophrenia 3.38 1.63-7.01 *
Bipolar disorder 2.79 1.12-6.96 *
Dementia 2.24 1.32-3.81 *
Hypertension 2.14 1.16-4.05 *
Depression 2.14 1.27-3.62 *
PTSD 2.10 0.94-4.68 n.s.
Hepatitis 2.03 0.58-7.02 n.s.
Anxiety 1.81 0.96-3.41 n.s.
Other arthritic disease 1.75 0.80-3.83 n.s.
Gout 1.60 0.58-4.41 n.s.
COPD 1.50 0.91-2.49 n.s.
Angina 1.46 0.69-3.08 n.s.
Ulcer peptic 1.44 0.59-3.55 n.s.
Low-back pain 1.43 0.79-2.60 n.s.
Irregular heartbeat 1.39 0.79-2.49 n.s.
Cerebrovascular disease 1.37 0.83-2.26 n.s.
Anemia 1.33 0.76-2.32 n.s.
Diverticulitis 1.32 0.49-3.61 n.s.
Age 75-84 years 1.27 0.77-2.09 n.s.
Neurological conditions, other 1.27 0.63-2.59 n.s.
Hip problems 1.27 0.42-3.79 n.s.
Rheumatoid arthritis 1.27 0.25-6.38 n.s.
Heart attack 1.26 0.61-2.87 n.s.
Lost to follow-up 1.24 0.65-2.37 n.s.
African American 1.22 0.67-2.20 n.s.
Enlarged prostate 1.18 0.70-2.01 n.s.
Cataracts 0.99 0.54-1.79 n.s.
CHF 0.99 0.53-1.86 n.s.
Hispanic 0.98 0.34-2.79 n.s.
Thyroid 0.81 0.34-1.93 n.s.
Gallbladder disease 0.80 0.14-4.55 n.s.
Osteoarthritis 0.77 0.42-1.39 n.s.
Diabetes 0.76 0.44-1.29 n.s.
Cancer 0.64 0.34-1.19 n.s.
Prostatitis 0.60 0.05-7.16 n.s.
Age 85 or older 0.53 0.07-4.19 n.s.
Brain tumor 0.43 0.05-4.09 n.s.
Head injury 0.35 0.04-2.89 n.s.
Peripheral vascular disease 0.34 0.14-0.84 *