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Table 3 Variables associated with anamnestic hypoglycemia in the elderly 12 months prior to inclusion

From: Oral antidiabetic treatment in type-2 diabetes in the elderly: balancing the need for glucose control and the risk of hypoglycemia

   Univariable analysis Multivariable analysis (fixed model) Multivariable analysis (stepwise model)
   OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
Female gender (vs. male) 0.98 (0.71-1.34) 0.92 (0.63-1.35) --
Diabetes duration per 10 years 1.30 (1.02-1.65) 1.29 (0.97-1.71) --
Coronary artery disease yes (vs. no) 1.62 (1.16-2.26) 1.11 (0.72-1.71) --
Stroke / TIA yes (vs. no) 2.10 (1.26-3.51) 1.94 (1.04-3.59) 1.96 (1.06-3.62)
Heart Failure yes (vs. no) 1.68 (1.16-2.44) 1.61 (1.02-2.53) 1.63 (1.07-2.49)
Depression yes (vs. no) 3.88 (2.33-6.47) 4.24 (2.35-7.65) 4.20 (2.36-7.46)
Sulfonylurea yes (vs. no) 1.90 (1.38-2.62) 1.71 (1.17-2.49) 1.82 (1.25-2.63)
BG self-measurement yes (vs. no) 2.17 (1.35-3.50) 1.92 (1.18-3.11) 2.00 (1.24-3.23)
  1. Legend: * median values for the cohort of elderly people were taken as the cut-off, corresponds to 7.3% or 138 mg/dl respectively.