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Table 2 Top-ranked variables identified by both the LASSO and the random forest

From: Opinion versus practice regarding the use of rehabilitation services in home care: an investigation using machine learning algorithms

Variable LASSO Random forest
Average rank (Standard deviation) Effect on odds ratio Average rank (Standard deviation)
K6A Unsteady gait 1.00 (0.00) + 1.82 (0.05)
H3 ADL decline 2.02 (0.01) + 13.11 (0.49)
K6B Limits going outdoors due to fear of falling 3.38 (0.15) + 6.76 (0.23)
J1X Cancer (last 5 years) 3.58 (0.13) - 9.52 (0.38)
H7A Client believes can improve 3.68 (0.07) + 13.11 (0.47)
K5 Falls frequency 4.59 (0.16) + 4.26 (0.07)
P2W Nurse monitoring < daily 8.75 (0.26) - 11.53 (0.38)
H4B Mode of locomotion – outdoors 9.49 (0.11) + 1.24 (0.04)
H5 Stair climbing 13.39 (1.34) + 10.09 (0.33)
H4A Mode of locomotion – indoors 14.30 (0.45) + 2.96 (0.03)
O2B Better off in different environment 17.26 (0.29) - 13.37 (0.52)