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Table 3 Crude and adjusted associations between decedent characteristics and death in an extended care facility, 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 0.26 0.24–0.28 0.29 0.26–0.31 <0.0001
  50–59 0.50 0.47–0.53 0.52 0.49–0.55 <0.0001
  60–69 0.65 0.62–0.68 0.66 0.63–0.69 <0.0001
  70–79 1.00 1.00
  80–89 1.94 1.89–2.01 1.75 1.70–1.81 <0.0001
  ≥90 3.88 3.75–4.02 3.31 3.19–3.45 <0.0001
Sex – Female 1.00 1.00
 Male 0.51 0.50–0.52 0.73 0.71–0.75 <0.0001
Marital status – Married 1.00 1.00
  Never married 0.94 0.90–0.98 1.58 1.50–1.66 <0.0001
  Widowed 2.57 2.50–2.64 1.42 1.38–1.47 <0.0001
  Other 1.04 1–1.08 1.35 1.30–1.41 <0.0001
Residence – Vancouver 1.00 1.00
  Victoria 1.70 1.64–1.77 1.59 1.53–1.66 <0.0001
  Other city 1.20 1.17–1.23 1.22 1.18–1.26 <0.0001
  Rural 0.71 0.68–0.73 0.80 0.76–0.83 <0.0001
Cause of death – Cancer 1.00 1.00
 Cardiovascular 0.89 0.86–0.92 0.53 0.51–0.54 <0.0001
 Cerebrovascular 1.47 1.41–1.53 0.85 0.81–0.89 <0.0001
 COPD 0.94 0.88–0.99 0.62 0.59–0.66 <0.0001
 Pneumonia/Influenza 1.55 1.45–1.65 0.80 0.75–0.86 <0.0001
 Dementia 7.68 7.28–8.10 3.91 3.69–4.13 <0.0001
 Other 0.64 0.62–0.66 0.54 0.52–0.56 <0.0001
Year of death – 2004 1.00 1.00
  2005 1.03 0.99–1.07 1.03 0.99–1.07 0.14
  2006 1.17 1.13–1.21 1.14 1.10–1.18 <0.0001
  2007 1.23 1.19–1.28 1.22 1.17–1.26 <0.0001
  2008 1.11 1.07–1.15 1.04 1.00–1.08 0.06
  1. * Adjusted odds ratios obtained from logistic models that also controlled for place of birth.