Table 3

Association of Subclinical Peroneal Neuropathy With Falling Within a Multivariable Model

History and Physical Examinationβ CoefficientFall OR (95% CI)aP Value
Normal findings on examination (reference)1.03
1 Positive finding1.0462.85 (0.97–8.38).06
2 Positive findings1.5474.70 (1.39–15.90)b.01
Osteoarthritis−0.7950.45 (0.18–1.16].10
Age >57 y−0.6670.51 (0.21–1.29).15
Vertigo, dizziness, or balance disorder0.3651.44 (0.57–3.67).44
Stroke1.3463.84 (1.10–13.47)b.04
Recent significant weight loss−0.8790.42 (0.14–1.21).42
  • OR = odds ratio.

  • Note: Nagelkerke R2 = 0.215; overall model significance was P = .014

  • a Associations derived from multivariate logistic regression. Effects of diabetes, poor vision or blindness, peripheral neuropathy, and global weakness were examined and not found to confound the association of subclinical peroneal neuropathy and falling.

  • b Denotes statistical significance (P <.05).

  • c Intercept term of regression equation.