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Table 3 The association of caregiver variables and home death

From: Factors associated with home death for individuals who receive home support services: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Home death Univariate Multivariate
  Yes No OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Gender       
• female 75 (63.0) 44 (37.0) 1.02 0.46, 2.29 NS  
• male 20 (62.5) 12 (37.5) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Age       
• <50 20 (60.6) 13 (39.4) 1.00 1.00, 1.00 NS  
• 50–64 27 (57.4) 20 (42.6) 0.88 0.35,2.17   
• 65–74 34 (69.4) 15 (30.6) 1.47 0.58,3.72   
• 75+ 13(61.9) 8(38.1) 1.06 0.34,3.25   
Education       
• > high school 36 (67.9) 17(32.1) 1.40 0.69, 2.83   
• other 59 (60.2) 39 (39.8) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Employment       
• full-time 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2) 0.48 0.20, 1.18 NS  
• other 84 (65.6) 44 (34.4) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Health status       
• excellent/very good 46 (74.2) 16 (25.8) 1.00 1.00, 1.00 1 1.00, 1.00
• good 33 (63.5) 19 (36.5) 0.60 0.27, 1.35 0.64 0.22, 1.86
• fair/poor 16 (43.2) 21 (56.8) 0.27 0.11,0.63 0.22 0.07, 0.65
Self-esteem       
• worst 21 (55.3) 17 (44.7) 0.63 0.29, 1.33   
• better 71 (66.4) 36 (33.6) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Scheduling       
• worst 19 (63.3) 11(36.9) 1.02 0.45,2.34   
• better 76 (62.8) 45 (37.2) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Health       
• worst 22 (66.7) 11 (33.3) 1.23 0.55,2.78   
• better 73(61.9) 45(38.1) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Family support       
• worst 19 (54.3) 16 (45.7) 0.62 0.29, 1.33   
• better 75 (65.8) 39 (34.2) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Finance       
• worst 14 (60.9) 9(39.1) 0.88 0.36, 2.20   
• better 81 (63.8) 46 (36.2) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Other caregiver(s)       
• yes 76 (65.5) 40 (34.5) 1.60 0.74, 3.45   
• no 19 (54.3) 16 (45.7) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Needed more help       
• yes 30 (52.6) 27 (47.4) 0.49 0.25, 0.98 NS  
• no 63 (69.2) 28 (30.8) 1.00 1.00   
Physician home visits       
• yes 68 (76.4) 21 (23.6) 4.20 2.08, 8.46 4.79 1.97, 11.64
• no 27 (46.5) 35 (56.5) 1.00 1.00, 1.00 1.00 1.00, 1.00
Homemaking support       
• yes 54 (64.3) 30 (35.7) 1.14 0.59, 2.22 NS  
• no 41 (61.2) 26 (38.8) 1.00 1.00, 1.00   
Palliative care bed       
• yes 16 (43.2) 21 (56.8) 0.34 0.16,0.72 0.31 0.12,0.80
• no 79 (69.3) 35 (30.7) 1.00 1.00, 1.00 1.00 1.00, 1.00