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Table 2 Adjusted logistic regression models for unplanned non-cardiovascular hospital admission

From: Cardiovascular polypharmacy is not associated with unplanned hospitalisation: evidence from a retrospective cohort study

  Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) for unplanned admission P value
Male 1.24 (1.18-1.30) <0.001
Age, years   
 20 to 39 Ref <0.001
 40 to 59 0.84 (0.79-0.90)  
 60 to 79 1.10 (1.02-1.19)  
 80 or more 2.02 (1.84-2.22)  
Deprivation quintile   
 1, least deprived Ref <0.001
 2 1.11 (1.01-1.22)  
 3 1.19 (1.09-1.30)  
 4 1.28 (1.16-1.40)  
 5, most deprived 1.46 (1.33-1.61)  
Cardiovascular condition   
 Hypertension 0.74 (0.69-0.80) <0.001
 IHD 0.96 (0.87-1.06) 0.43
 Stroke/TIA 1.81 (1.65-1.99) <0.001
 PVD 1.15 (1.04-1.28) 0.009
 Atrial fibrillation 1.12 (0.99-1.27) 0.075
 Heart failure 1.07 (0.95-1.22) 0.26
Non-cardiovascular comorbidity count   
 None Ref <0.001
 1 1.85 (1.71-2.00)  
 2 2.74 (2.51-3.00)  
 3 3.36 (3.05-3.71)  
 4 4.16 (3.73-4.64)  
 5 or more 4.70 (4.21-5.25)  
Non-cardiovascular drug count   
 None Ref <0.001
 1 to 3 1.15 (1.07-1.23)  
 4 to 6 1.50 (1.37-1.64)  
 7 to 9 1.91 (1.71-2.13)  
 10 or more 2.85 (2.54-3.19)  
Cardiovascular drug count   
 None Ref <0.001
 1 or 2 0.93 (0.86-1.01)  
 3 or 4 0.77 (0.70-0.86)  
 5 or 6 0.66 (0.57-0.75)  
 7 or more 0.77 (0.65-0.92)  
  1. IHD, ischaemic heart disease; TIA, transient ischaemic attack; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; CI, confidence interval.