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Table 1 Characteristics of those with and without self-rated poor vision, with single-step logistic regression model

From: Health risk appraisal in older people 6: factors associated with self-reported poor vision and uptake of eye tests in older people

  No vision problem Poor vision Chi square (df= 1) Adjusted odds ratio 95% CI p value
Characteristic n (%) 1472 n (%) 305 Chi square p value    
Female 773 (52.5) 167 (54.8) 0.51 0.48 0.75 0.55 – 1.02 0.07
Aged 75 and over 505 (34.3) 126 (41.3) 5.41 0.02 1.02 0.74-1.41 0.90
State pension only 989 (68.3) 169 (56.9) 14.34 0.001 0.80 0.58-1.10 0.21
Basic education only* 888 (61.2) 224 (74.9) 20.02 0.001 1.86 1.32-2.60 <0.001
Living alone 425 (29.3) 100 (33.3) 1.94 0.16    
At risk of social isolation 195 (13.5) 60 (20.3) 9.27 0.02 1.08 0.72-1.64 0.71
Depressed mood 198 (13.5) 85 (34.8) 41.32 0.001 1.55 1.06-2.25 0.02
Needs assistance in 1 or more IADLs 442 (31.1) 159 (55.0) 60.25 0.001 1.47 1.03-2.09 0.03
Needs assistance in 1 or more BADLs 55 (3.8) 46 (15.4) 61.69 0.001 3.04 1.79-5.14 <0.001
Taking 4 or more repeat medications 417 (29.2) 111 (38.9) 10.63 0.001 1.08 0.77-1.53 0.66
2 or more chronic conditions 689 (46.8) 184 (60.3) 18.48 0.001 1.27 0.90-1.78 0.17
Impaired memory 115 (8.1) 55 (19.2) 33.03 0.001 1.58 1.02-2.46 0.04
Recent change in activities 641 (45.3) 189 (65.9) 40.48 0.001 1.33 0.89-1.98 0.17
Recent reduction in activities 462 (32.9) 151 (53.5) 43.46 0.001 1.30 0.87-1.93 0.20
Eyes tested in the last year 900 (62.2) 174 (58.0) 1.85 0.17    
  1. * Left school before 15.