Table 5

Association between cause of vision loss in the better-seeing eye at baseline and incident/frequent falls

Cause of VI in the better-seeing eyeAny incident falls≥2 falls
OR (95% CI)P valueOR (95% CI)P value
Correctable cause1.13 (0.83 to 1.54)0.4072.02 (1.19 to 3.44) 0.009
Uncorrectable cause1.42 (0.68 to 2.99)0.3463.09 (1.08 to 8.80) 0.034
  • Model adjusted for age, gender, race, body mass index, low socioeconomic status, current smoker, EQ-5D mobility score, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, CVD and medication use.

  • CVD, cardio vascular disease; EQ-5D, European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions; VI, visual impairment.