Table 3

 Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for decline in mobility by disease severity and comorbidity; separately for different chronic disease groups, adjusted for age, sex, marital status, and baseline mobility*

Mobility decline
OR95% CI
Significant odds ratios at p<0.05 are in bold. *See corresponding notes in table 2. †Most severe disease category.
Asthma/COPD
    Severitygrade 11.00
grade 21.010.51 to 2.01
grade 3†1.720.97 to 3.08
other forms of asthma/COPD0.780.38 to 1.59
    Severe comorbid diseases 1.66 1.24 to 2.22
    Less severe comorbid diseases1.100.93 to 1.30
Heart disease
    Severitynon-specific symptoms1.00
angina pectoris without heart failure1.290.88 to 1.88
heart failure without angina pectoris0.810.47 to 1.41
angina pectoris with heart failure† 1.62 1.00 to 2.62
other forms of heart disease0.770.44 to 1.36
    Severe comorbid diseases 1.38 1.10 to 1.72
    Less severe comorbid diseases 1.25 1.10 to 1.42
Diabetes
    Severitywithout complications1.00
with complications† 4.98 2.02 to 12.29
    Severe comorbid diseases0.950.56 to 1.63
    Less severe comorbid diseases1.010.71 to 1.44
Low back pain
    Severityno radiation, less than 3 months1.00
with radiation, less than 3 months0.950.60 to 1.50
no radiation, at least 3 months1.020.61 to 1.72
with radiation, at least 3 months†1.540.97 to 2.46
Other forms of back complaints0.910.36 to 2.31
    Severe comorbid diseases 1.27 1.06 to 1.52
    Less severe comorbid diseases0.980.97 to 0.99