|Comparison groups||Patient characteristics||Odds ratios (95% CI)|
|*Early fall = a fall occurring within 1 week of admission to a rehabilitation ward.|
|†Late fall = a fall occurring after 1 week of admission to a rehabilitation ward.|
|Patients having an early fall v other patients||Past history of falls||2.91 (1.55 to 5.46)|
|Confusion||2.99 (1.84 to 4.87)|
|Unsafe gait||2.86 (1.48 to 5.49)|
|Lower limb fracture||0.26 (0.08 to 0.85)|
|High risk for falls by Downton score||4.36 (1.57 to 12.1)|
|Patients having an early fall v patients having a late fall†||Past history of falls||2.22 (1.07 to 4.59)|
|Lower limb fracture||0.16 (0.04 to 0.55)|
Certain characteristics predicted an early fall for elderly patients in a hospital rehabilitation ward
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