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Table 2 Binary logistic regression model predicting participation (vs. no participation) to the questionnaire of the EPACS study, n = 3832

From: End-of-life care in Germany: Study design, methods and first results of the EPACS study (Establishment of Hospice and Palliative Care Services in Germany)

Predictor Category n aORa 95%-CIb P value
Marital status Married (Ref.c) 1,934 - - -
  Widowed 1,448 1.1 0.9 - 1.3 .500
  Divorced 157 0.8 0.5 - 1.1 .174
  Unmarried 293 0.7 0.6 - 1.0 .044
Age (in years) ≥ 90 (Ref.) 455 - - -
  80 - 89 1,412 0.7 0.6 - 0.9 .006
  70 - 79 1,009 0.6 0.5 - 0.8 < .001
  60 - 69 522 0.8 0.6 - 1.0 .049
  50 - 59 253 0.7 0.5 - 1.0 .048
  40 - 49 111 0.8 0.5 - 1.2 .226
  < 40 70 0.4 0.2 - 0.8 .008
Sex Male (Ref.) 1,944 - - -
  Female 1,888 1.4 1.2 - 1.6 < .001
Nationality German (Ref.) 3,771 - - -
  Other 61 0.6 0.3 - 1.0 .063
  1. aaOR = adjusted Odds Ratio
  2. bCI = Confidence Interval
  3. cReference category