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Table 2 Crude and adjusted associations between decedent characteristics and home death, British Columbia, Canada, 2004 to 2008

From: Determinants of place of death: a population-based retrospective cohort study

Characteristic Crude odds ratio 95% CI Adjusted odds ratio* 95% CI P value
Age (years) <50 1.87 1.78–1.96 1.74 1.64–1.84 <0.0001
  50–59 1.86 1.78–1.95 1.75 1.66–1.83 <0.0001
  60–69 1.45 1.39–1.52 1.38 1.32–1.44 <0.0001
  70–79 1.00 1.00
  80–89 0.61 0.59–0.64 0.66 0.63–0.68 <0.0001
  ≥90 0.37 0.35–0.39 0.42 0.39–0.44 <0.0001
Sex – Female 1.00 1.00
 Male 1.49 1.45–1.53 1.16 1.12–1.19 <0.0001
Marital status – Married 1.00 1.00
  Never married 1.51 1.44–1.57 1.21 1.15–1.27 <0.0001
  Widowed 0.59 0.57–0.61 0.97 0.93–1.01 0.12
  Other 1.38 1.33–1.44 1.18 1.13–1.23 <0.0001
Residence – Vancouver 1.00 1.00
  Victoria 1.32 1.26–1.39 1.43 1.36–1.51 <0.0001
  Other city 1.19 1.15–1.22 1.17 1.13–1.21 <0.0001
  Rural 1.49 1.43–1.56 1.32 1.26–1.38 <0.0001
Cause of death – Cancer 1.00 1.00
 Cardiovascular 1.16 1.12–1.21 1.56 1.51–1.62 <0.0001
 Cerebrovascular 0.26 0.24–0,28 0.36 0.33–0.39 <0.0001
 COPD 0.62 0.57–0.67 0.77 0.72–0.84 <0.0001
 Pneumonia/Influenza 0.26 0.23–0.29 0.38 0.34–0.44 <0.0001
 Dementia 0.12 0.10–0.14 0.20 0.18–0.23 <0.0001
 Other 0.95 0.92–0.99 0.93 0.90–0.97 0.0002
Year of death – 2004 1.00 1.00
  2005 0.98 0.94–1.03 0.98 0.94–1.03 0.43
  2006 0.96 0.92–1.00 0.98 0.94–1.02 0.32
  2007 0.94 0.90–0.98 0.96 0.92–1.00 0.06
  2008 0.91 0.87–0.95 0.93 0.89–0.97 0.002
  1. * Adjusted odds ratios obtained from logistic models that also controlled for place of birth.