Multivariate predictors of morality in older people

Study variableOdds ratio (95% CI)
Decreased risk of mortality
Emotional support—moderate0.470.32 to 0.70
Emotional support—high0.670.47 to 0.98
Stroke0.510.26 to 0.98
Sex (women)0.640.45 to 0.90
Mastery0.930.89 to 0.98
Increased risk of mortality
Loneliness1.061.00 to 1.12
Age (55–85 y)1.071.06 to 1.08
Cardiac disease1.461.06 to 2.00
Lung disease1.561.09 to 2.24
Cancer1.711.13 to 2.58
High instrumental support1.871.21 to 2.88
Diabetes mellitus2.391.63 to 3.52