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Table 3 Associations between a slower usual gait speed and individual and occupational factors considered separately, adjusted for age and Health Screening Center

From: Socioeconomic disparities in gait speed and associated characteristics in early old age

   Men Women
   OR 95 % CI p OR 95 % CI p
Sport Never 1    0.323 1    0.130
  <=2 h/week 0.75 0.43 1.32   0.73 0.41 1.29  
  >2 h/week 0.67 0.40 1.14   0.54 0.30 0.98  
BMIa Normal weight 1    0.059 1    0.026
  Overweight 1.42 0.88 2.30   0.98 0.58 1.64  
  Obese 2.34 1.14 4.81   3.31 1.35 8.13  
Height Standardb 1    0.900 1    0.123
  Tallerc 0.97 0.63 1.51   0.69 0.43 1.11  
Smoking Never 1    0.222 1    0.319
  Ever 1.32 0.85 2.05   0.77 0.47 1.28  
Cardiovascular disorder Absence 1    0.007 1    0.608
  presence 2.09 1.22 3.58   0.87 0.50 1.51  
Musculoskeletal disorder Absence 1    0.042 1    0.388
  Presence 1.93 1.02 3.65   1.27 0.74 2.20  
Carrying heavy loads Never exposed 1    0.015 1    0.076
  Ever exposed 1.84 1.13 3.01   1.61 0.95 2.71  
Repetitive work Never exposed 1    0.408 1    0.049
  Ever exposed 0.76 0.40 1.46   2.12 1.00 4.46  
  1. aStandard = less than 25 Kg/m2; overweight = from 25 to less than 30 Kg/m2; obese = at least 30 Kg/m2
  2. bSmaller than 1.73 for men; 1.60 m or smaller for women
  3. c1.73 m or more for men; more than 1.60 for women