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Table 3 Multiple logistic regression analysis of factors associated with dying at home

From: Predictors of dying at home for patients receiving nursing services in Japan: A retrospective study comparing cancer and non-cancer deaths

  Cancer Non-cancer
  OR 95%CI p-value OR 95%CI p-value
Age (for 10 years continuous)# 1.04 0.99-1.02 0.620 1.21 1.08-1.34 0.001
Gender (ref.= male) 0.87 0.64-1.18 0.363 1.18 0.96-1.45 0.112
ADL and cognition (ref.= neither severely impaired in ADL nor in cognition)       
   Severely impaired in both ADL and cognition 1.50 0.79-2.82 0.216 1.70 1.27-2.27 <0.001
   Severely impaired in ADL, but not severely in cognition 1.47 1.07-2.03 0.018 1.36 1.07-1.72 0.010
   Not severely impaired in ADL, but severely in cognition 1.05 0.35-3.16 0.933 0.92 0.51-1.64 0.919
Patient's and family's preference for death at home (ref.= neither prefers at home)       
   Both prefer at home 57.00 38.79-83.76 <0.001 12.33 9.51-15.99 <0.001
   Only the patient prefers at home 4.69 3.11-7.07 <0.001 2.04 1.48-2.80 <0.001
   Only the family prefers at home 20.07 12.24-32.91 <0.001 11.51 8.56-15.99 <0.001
Duration of VNS services (ref.= shortest quartile)       
   2nd quartile 0.76 0.50-1.15 0.193 (Not selected by stepwise procedure)
   3rd quartile 0.75 0.50-1.13 0.170    
   4th quartile 0.32 0.21-0.49 <0.001    
Where physician is based (ref.= hospital)       
   Clinic 2.68 1.98-3.62 <0.001 1.99 1.62-2.45 <0.001
  1. #The Odds ratio shown is for 10 years increases (i.e., the tenth power of Odds ratio per one year of age).