Table 5

Multiple adjusted odds ratios of stepwise logistic regression analyses on the use of VNS in lower care level (Care support or care levels 1–2)
OR 95% CI
Sex (female = 1, male = 0) 1.10 0.57–2.02
Age (under75 = 1, 75 and over = 0) 1.12 0.54–2.56
Care-needs level
Support-requested level 1.00*
Care-needs level 1 1.53 0.70–3.74
Care-needs level 2 3.50 1.50–8.93
Conditions that caused the need for LTC (Respiratory or heart disease = 1, others = 0) 4.31 1.88–9.20
Corporation type of care management agency (medical = 1, non-medical = 0) 2.39 1.31–4.33
Period of needing care(< 2 years = 0, ≧2 years = 1) 2.01 1.14–3.78
Clients living with family (yes = 1, no = 0) 1.83 1.00–3.42
Home-help service use(yes = 1, no = 0) 2.12 1.17–3.83
Goodness-of-fit statistics1 (χ2, p) 8.20 0.41

1 The Hosmer and Lemeshow Goodness-of-Fit Test.

* Reference.

Kashiwagi et al.

Kashiwagi et al. BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-1

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