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Table 5 Factors associated with any anti-dementia drug and Ginkgo biloba

From: Prescribing patterns in dementia: a multicentre observational study in a German network of CAM physicians

Factor Adjusted OR (95% CI)
  Any anti-dementia drug Ginkgo biloba
Sex   
   Male 1 1
   Female 1.040 (0.748-1.448) 0.406* (0.186-0.887)
Age [years] 0.988 (0.972-1.005) 1.058* (1.018-1.100)
Physician specialisation   
   GP 1 1
   Neurology 2.296* (1.557-3.384) 0.089* (0.034-0.232)
Type of dementia   
   Unspecified dementia 1 1
   Dementia in Alzheimer's disease 3.279* (1.959-5.496) 0.074* (0.035-0.156)
   Vascular dementia 0.641* (0.433-0.948) 2.344 (0.701-7.837)
   Dementia in Parkinson's disease 0.856 (0.491-1.493) 1.003 (0.315-3.196)
Multi-morbidity   
   No 1 1
   Yes 0.777 (0.497-1.214) 0.779 (0.403-1.504)
Hypertension 2.025* (1.413-2.901) 0.760 (0.334-1.732)
Heart failure 4.850* (3.419-6.880) 1.570 (0.684-3.603)
Chronic ischemic heart disease 0.822 (0.544-1.243) 0.751 (0.305-1.854)
Diabetes mellitus 0.553* (0.358-0.855) 2.549 (0.729-8.912)
Neuroleptic therapy 1.871* (1.217-2.876) 0.849 (0.393-1.833)
Antidepressant therapy 0.961 (0.649-1.422) 1.410 (0.655-3.038)
  1. * AOR significantly different from 1