Risk factors of falls in community-dwelling older adults: logistic regression tree analysis.

@article{Yamashita2012RiskFO,
  title={Risk factors of falls in community-dwelling older adults: logistic regression tree analysis.},
  author={Takashi Yamashita and Douglas A. Noe and A John Bailer},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2012},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={822-32}
}
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY A novel logistic regression tree-based method was applied to identify fall risk factors and possible interaction effects of those risk factors. DESIGN AND METHODS A nationally representative sample of American older adults aged 65 years and older (N = 9,592) in the Health and Retirement Study 2004 and 2006 modules was used. Logistic Tree with Unbiased Selection, a computer algorithm for tree-based modeling, recursively split the entire group in the data set into mutually… CONTINUE READING