Table 3

 (B) Odds ratios* (and 95%CI) for need for help in self care and mobility activities in older European men and women

GEE logistic regression analyses
OR95% CIp Value
*Derived from models including age in years (as two terms, age and age2) and region (1 = north, 2 = south) (all models), study (1 = SENECA, 2 = FINE), and follow up (1–3).
Men
Self care
    Age1.03(0.67 to 1.58)0.894
    Age21.00(0.99 to 1.00)0.590
    Region1.15(0.93 to 1.43)0.200
    Study0.95(0.93 to 1.43)0.694
    Follow up0.83(0.71 to 0.97)0.023
Mobility
    Age0.66(0.47 to 0.94)0.021
    Age21.00(1.00 to 1.01)0.002
    Region0.69(0.58 to 0.83)<0.001
    Study0.80(0.66 to 0.98)0.033
    Follow up0.95(0.83 to 1.08)0.441
Women
Self care
    Age1.82(0.60 to 5.53)0.293
    Age21.00(0.99 to 1.01)0.484
    Region0.60(0.43 to 0.85)0.003
    Follow up0.70(0.40 to 1.22)0.205
Mobility
    Age0.79(0.42 to 1.46)0.445
    Age21.00(1.00 to 1.01)0.252
    Region0.50(0.40 to 0.62)<0.001
    Follow up0.93(0.66 to 1.32)0.684