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Table 2 Odds Ratios for dying at home vs dying at hospital for different tumor types

From: Socioeconomy as a prognostic factor for location of death in Swedish palliative cancer patients

   aOR (95% CI)
Brain, n = 543
 Sex Male Ref
Female 1.28 (0.86–1.92)
 Age Q1 Ref
Q4 0.83 (0.5–1.36)
 Marital Married Ref
Divorced 0.4 (0.23–0.7)a
Unmarried 0.42 (0.23–0.76)a
Widow 0.71 (0.31–1.62)
 Education Low Ref
Middle 1.24 (0.79–1.95)
High 1.22 (0.75–1.99)
 Income Q1 Ref
Q4 1.08 (0.67–1.75)
Breast, n = 614
 Age Q1 Ref
Q4 0.58 (0.33–1.04)
 Marital Married Ref
Divorced 0.81 (0.49–1.35)
Unmarried 0.44 (0.25–0.79)a
Widow 0.62 (0.34–1.12)
 Education Low Ref
Middle 1.28 (0.82–2.01)
High 1.29 (0.76–2.17)
 Income Q1 Ref
Q4 0.71 (0.49–1.03)
Colorectal, n = 1913
 Sex Male Ref
Female 0.83 (0.68–1.02)
 Age Q1 Ref
Q4 1.07 (0.81–1.42)
 Marital Married Ref
Divorced 0.75 (0.57–0.99)a
Unmarried 0.56 (0.4–0.78)a
Widow 0.66 (0.49–0.88)a
 Education Low Ref
Middle 0.87 (0.7–1.09)
High 0.92 (0.71–1.21)
 Income Q1 Ref
Q4 1.16 (0.89–1.52)
Lung, n = 5000
 Sex Male Ref
Female 1.07 (0.93–1.24)
 Age Q1 Ref
Q4 1.24 (1.01–1.52)
 Marital Married Ref
Divorced 0.69 (0.58–0.82)a
Unmarried 0.63 (0.5–0.81)a
Widow 0.66 (0.54–0.82)a
 Education Low Ref
Middle 1.02 (0.88–1.19)
High 1.07 (0.87–1.32)
 Income Q1 Ref
Q4 1.16 (0.97–1.4)
Prostate, n = 798
 Age Q1 Ref
Q4 1.36 (0.88–2.11)
 Marital Married Ref
Divorced 0.47 (0.29–0.76)a
Unmarried 0.66 (0.38–1.14)
Widow 0.56 (0.34–0.92)a
 Education Low Ref
Middle 0.94 (0.67–1.31)
High 0.92 (0.6–1.42)
 Income Q1 Ref
Q4 1.1 (0.71–1.69)
  1. astatistically significant
  2. An Odds ratio greater than 1 implies a higher likelihood of home death and one less than 1 implies a higher likelihood of in hospital deaths