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Table 3 Multivariate analysis on factors inhibiting the continuity of home care

From: Age, gender, will, and use of home-visit nursing care are critical factors in home care for malignant diseases; a retrospective study involving 346 patients in Japan

Factors Tested variables Hazard ratio 95% confidence interval pvalue
Age Increasing age 0.98 0.97-1.00 0.02
Gender Women 1.81 1.11-2.94 0.02
Dementia Present 0.64 0.38-1.09 NS
Patient's wish to die at home at the beginning of home care No wish 1.83 1.09-3.07 0.02
Residence Nursing home 2.98 0.86-10.25 NS
Visiting Nurse No use 1.78 1.05-3.00 0.03
  1. NS: not significant.
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