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Table 5 Crude and adjusted odds ratios expressing the association between place of birth and place of death in British Columbia, 2004 to 2008

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

Place of death/ Crude odds 95% CI Adjusted 95% CI P value
Place of birth ratio   odds ratio*  
Place of death: Home
Place of birth – Canada 1.00 1.00
 Europe 0.91 0.88–0.94 1.13 1.09–1.17 <0.0001
 USA 0.98 0.90–1.07 1.12 1.03–1.23 0.009
 China 0.51 0.46–0.56 0.70 0.63–0.78 <0.0001
 Hong Kong 0.76 0.62–0.95 0.73 0.59–0.91 0.004
 India 0.94 0.85–1.04 0.97 0.87–1.08 0.56
 Philippines 0.89 0.74–1.08 0.92 0.76–1.11 0.43
 Other 1.05 0.98–1.12 1.00 0.93–1.07 0.94
Place of death: Extended care facility
Place of birth – Canada 1.00 1.00
 Europe 1.22 1.19–1.25 0.98 0.95–1.01 0.25
 USA 1.15 1.08–1.24 0.95 0.88–1.02 0.19
 China 0.86 0.81–0.92 0.79 0.74–0.85 <0.0001
 Hong Kong 0.77 0.65–0.91 1.09 0.90–1.31 0.39
 India 0.31 0.27–0.35 0.35 0.31–0.40 <0.0001
 Philippines 0.55 0.46–0.65 0.70 0.58–0.84 <0.0002
 Other 0.68 0.64–0.72 0.85 0.80–0.91 <0.0001
Place of death: Hospital
Place of birth – Canada 1.00 1.00
 Europe 0.97 0.94–0.99 0.93 0.91–0.96 <0.0001
 USA 0.87 0.82–0.93 0.91 0.85–0.97 0.003
 China 1.69 1.59–1.80 1.31 1.23–1.39 <0.0001
 Hong Kong 1.47 1.26–1.70 1.14 0.98–1.33 0.09
 India 2.07 1.91–2.24 1.69 1.55–1.83 <0.0001
 Philippines 1.70 1.48–1.95 1.35 1.17–1.56 <0.0001
 Other 1.24 1.18–1.31 1.07 1.02–1.13 0.01
  1. * Adjusted odds ratios obtained from logistic models which controlled for age, sex, marital status, residence, cause of death and year of death.