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Table 4 Multiple logistic regression analysis showing independent predictors of satisfaction of geriatric patients with the care provided

From: Geriatric patients' expectations of their physicians: findings from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan

Variables Adjusted OR* 95% CI**
Age in years (p = 0.073)   
- 65-70 1 -
- 71-75 0.89 0.49-1.59
-76-80 0.69 0.39-1.22
-81-85 1.16 0.6-2.23
- 86-90 0.24 0.07-0.74
Cumulative household income in Pk rupees ^ (p = 0.005)   
- < 5,000 1 -
- 5,000-10,000 1.68 0.7-4
- > 10,000-25,000 1.14 0.54-2.38
- > 25,000-50,000 0.63 0.31-1.25
- > 50,000-100,000 0.37 0.15-0.88
- > 100,000 0.57 0.19-0.72
Most important health complaint (p = 0.01)   
- Myalgias/arthralgias 1 -
- Dyspnea 0.93 0.25-3.55
- Nausea/vomiting 4.16 0.84-20.5
- Insomnia 3.39 1.24-9.3
-Anorexia 1.62 0.61-4.3
- Bed sores 2.08 0.59-7.3
- Urinary incontinence 1.98 0.95-3.36
- Urinary retention 0.5 0.17-1.5
- Fecal incontinence 1.43 0.59-3.44
- Constipation   
  2.1 0.91-4.86
- Memory loss   
  3.5 1.58-7.86
Frequency of experiencing health complaints (p < 0.001)   
- Daily 1 -
- 2-5 times a week 1.57 0.84-2.93
- Once a week 1.60 0.81-3.13
- 2-3 times a month 7.09 2.62-19.15
- Once a month 15.47 1.92-124.26
- Less frequently than once a month 1.22 0.55-2.68
Frequency of visits to the doctor (p = 0.06)   
  1 -
- Weekly 1.42 0.45-4.41
- Once every 2-4 weeks 3.64 1.35-9.78
- Once every 2-3 months 2.35 0.81-6.81
- Once every 6 months 5.23 1.05-25.96
- Annually   
  1. * Odd's ratio, ** Confidence interval, ^ 1 US $: 83.23 PK Rupees