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Table 4 Summary results of multivariable logistic regression analyses of predictive factors of the use of potentially inappropriate Kampo medications to be used with cautiona

From: Prevalence of the potentially inappropriate Kampo medications to be used with caution among elderly patients taking any prescribed Kampo medications at a single centre in Japan: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Variable Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
Unadjusted p-valueb Adjustedc p-valueb
Age 1.03 (0.97–1.09) 0.34 1.02 (0.96–1.09) 0.50
Female 2.93 (1.01–8.52) 0.047 2.95 (0.95–9.13) 0.06
Charlson Comorbidity Index 1.07 (0.83–1.38) 0.61 1.10 (0.82–1.48) 0.52
Number of non-Kampo medicationsd 1.12 (0.96–1.32) 0.16 1.09 (0.92–1.30) 0.98
Multiple Kampo medications 3.13 (0.95–10.27) 0.06 3.47 (0.98–12.26) 0.05
  1. aDefined based on the 2015 Japan Geriatrics Society guidelines
  2. bStatistical significance was evaluated at p < 0.05
  3. cThe following variables were adjusted: age, gender, CCI, number of non-Kampo medications, and multiple Kampo medications
  4. dExcluding Kampo medications