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Table 5 Factors Associated with Medical Admissions among Geriatric Patients with New-Onset Epilepsy (N = 1,610; c-statistics = 0.80).

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

Effect Odds Ratio 95% CI Significant (CI excludes 1.0)
Heart attack 4.74 2.72-8.28 *
Gallbladder disease 3.90 1.21-12.58 *
Anemia 2.93 2.09-4.10 *
Angina 2.57 1.57-4.22 *
Alcohol dependence 2.46 1.49-4.08 *
Head injury 2.44 0.88-6.81 n.s.
Hispanic 2.35 1.35-4.09 *
Brain tumor 2.30 0.74-7.14 n.s.
Irregular heartbeat 2.26 1.66-3.08 *
African American 2.25 1.67-3.05 *
Lost to follow-up 2.12 1.53-2.94 *
Cancer 2.08 1.56-2.78 *
Hip problems 2.05 0.98-4.27 n.s.
Thyroid 1.87 1.15-3.03 *
Ulcer peptic 1.73 0.94-3.16 n.s.
Cerebrovascular disease 1.72 1.34-2.19 *
COPD 1.66 1.27-2.18 *
Schizophrenia 1.65 0.93-2.90 n.s.
Peripheral vascular disease 1.61 1.11-2.34 *
Dementia 1.54 1.12-2.12 *
Enlarged prostate 1.53 1.16-2.02 *
Hypertension 1.51 1.15-1.98 *
Diabetes 1.46 1.13-1.89 *
Rheumatoid arthritis 1.46 0.59-3.64 n.s.
CHF 1.44 1.02-2.05 *
Neurological conditions, other 1.39 0.92-2.10 n.s.
Anxiety 1.29 0.84-1.98 n.s.
Prostatitis 1.27 0.41-3.93 n.s.
Other arthritic disease 1.22 0.75-1.99 n.s.
Osteoarthritis 1.16 0.86-1.56 n.s.
Gout 1.11 0.59-2.07 n.s.
Bipolar disorder 1.11 0.55-2.25 n.s.
Cataracts 1.09 0.81-1.47 n.s.
PTSD 1.07 0.60-1.91 n.s.
Depression 1.00 0.72-1.39 n.s.
Hepatitis 0.98 0.37-2.62 n.s.
Age 85 or older 0.90 0.46-1.78 n.s.
Low-back pain 0.89 0.63-1.25 n.s.
Diverticulitis 0.84 0.46-1.53 n.s.
Age 75-84 years 0.81 0.64-1.04 n.s.