Skip to main content

Table 3 Summary Statistics on Variables and Weighted ORs for Alcohol Consumption Among Seniors With Mobility Disabilities

From: Smoking and alcohol consumption patterns among elderly Canadians with mobility disabilities

Variable and level Total Univariate Multivariate
(n = 6,038)% OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Severity of disabilities    
  Less-severe 58.97 1.00 1.00
  More-severe 41.03 0.57 (0.50, 0.66) 0.76 (0.65, 0.89)
Gender    
  Male 37.40 1.00 1.00
  Female 62.60 0.33 (0.29,0.37) 0.35 (0.31, 0.41)
Age    
  65-69 20.20 1.00 1.00
  70-74 22.75 1.23 (1.06, 1.43) 0.86 (0.71, 1.05)
  75-79 23.83 1.01 (0.87, 1.18) 0.76 (0.63, 0.93)
  80 and over 33.22 0.56 (0.48, 0.65) 0.50 (0.41, 0.60)
Annual Income    
  <=$30,000 (CAD) 84.42 1.00 1.00
  >$30,000 (CAD) 15.58 1.87 (1.59, 2.19) 1.40 (1.18, 1.67)
Living status    
  Living with others 32.75 1.00 1.00
  Living alone 67.25 0.83 (0.72, 0.95) 1.13 (0.97, 1.32)
Self-perceived health    
  Every decreased scale   0.83 (0.78, 0.89) 0.85 (0.79, 0.91)
Social Participation    
  No 21.48 1.00 1.00
  Yes 78.52 1.79 (1.49, 2.15) 1.31 (1.07, 1.61)
  1. Abbreviations: CAD, Canadian dollar; CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; PALS, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey.