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Table 2 Multivariate analyses of the predictors of survival status (n = 68)

From: To hydrate or not to hydrate? The effect of hydration on survival, symptoms and quality of dying among terminally ill cancer patients

Covariates Β Standard
Error
z-score Hazard
Ratio
95% Confidence Interval p-value
Institution_NTUH 0.344 0.336 1.054 1.411 0.731-2.724 0.305
Age − 0.025 0.014 3.211 0.976 0.950-1.002 0.073
ECOG: 3-4 vs 1-2 2.045 1.044 3.838 7.732 0.999-59.839 0.050
Education: 7 ~ 12 vs 6 −0.455 0.381 1.424 0.634 0.300-1.340 0.233
Education: > 12 vs 6 −0.830 0.482 2.968 0.436 0.170-1.121 0.085
Religion: Buddhism vs Nullifidian −0.314 0.486 0.417 0.731 0.282-1.893 0.518
Religion: Christian/Catholicism vs Nullifidian −0.378 0.576 0.431 0.685 0.222-2.118 0.512
Religion: Taoism/Taiwanese folk religion vs Nullifidian 0.208 0.477 0.189 1.231 0.483-3.135 0.664
Religion: Unknown vs Nullifidian 2.287 0.986 5.383 9.844 1.426-67.948 0.020
Oral intake: Less than a mouthful vs Reduced but more than a mouthful 0.245 0.325 0.566 1.277 0.675-2.416 0.452
Hydration: 400 vs < 400 0.353 0.368 0.923 1.424 0.692-2.928 0.337
Fatigue admission 0.544 0.242 5.049 1.722 1.072-2.767 0.025
Drowsiness admission −0.071 0.178 0.161 0.931 0.657-1.319 0.688
Dry admission −0.083 0.179 0.214 0.921 0.649-1.307 0.643
Myoclonus admission −0.200 0.373 0.287 0.819 0.394-1.701 0.592
Delirium admission 0.117 0.206 0.322 1.124 0.750-1.684 0.570
Dyspnoea admission 0.316 0.184 2.952 1.371 0.957-1.965 0.086
Oedema admission 0.384 0.162 5.602 1.469 1.068-2.019 0.018
  1. NTUH National Taiwan University Hospital, ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, GI Gastro-intestinal