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Table 5 Association between GPs’ assessment of family carers’ burden during second to fourth week before patients’ death and hospitalisation in the final week (GP perspective, n = 194)

From: Burden for family carers at the end of life; a mixed-method study of the perspectives of family carers and GPs

  Total (n = 194) No hospitalisation in final week (n = 161) Hospitalisation in final week (n = 33)  
  % % % Odds (CI 95%)
No to some burden 31 30 36 1
Fairly heavy burden 46 45 49 0.76 (0.32-1.78)
Severe burden 23 24 15 0.42 (0.13-1.34)
  1. *Multivariate analysis after correction for age and living alone.