|Study variable||Odds ratio||(95% CI)|
|Decreased risk of mortality|
|Emotional support—moderate||0.47||0.32 to 0.70|
|Emotional support—high||0.67||0.47 to 0.98|
|Stroke||0.51||0.26 to 0.98|
|Sex (women)||0.64||0.45 to 0.90|
|Mastery||0.93||0.89 to 0.98|
|Increased risk of mortality|
|Loneliness||1.06||1.00 to 1.12|
|Age (55–85 y)||1.07||1.06 to 1.08|
|Cardiac disease||1.46||1.06 to 2.00|
|Lung disease||1.56||1.09 to 2.24|
|Cancer||1.71||1.13 to 2.58|
|High instrumental support||1.87||1.21 to 2.88|
|Diabetes mellitus||2.39||1.63 to 3.52|
Emotional support and mastery were associated with decreased mortality in older people
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