Table 3

Odds of receiving a home visit by income and other characteristics for Nova Scotia overall and by region

Predictor

Nova Scotia overall

Halifax Regional Municipality [HRM]

All regions outside of HRM


Crude OR

Adjusted* OR (and 95% CI)

Adjusted* OR (and 95% CI)

Adjusted* OR (and 95% CI)


Neighbourhood income quintile

Low

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

Lower middle

1.07

1.04 (0.90, 1.21)

1.42 (0.99, 2.03)

0.98 (0.84, 1.16)

Middle

1.42

1.33 (1.15, 1.54)

1.40 (1.00, 1.94)

1.30 (1.10, 1.53)

Upper middle

1.36

1.19 (1.02, 1.39)

1.21 (0.90, 1.64)

1.20 (0.99, 1.44)

Upper

1.82

1.37 (1.15, 1.64)

1.18 (0.88, 1.56)

2.23 (1.63, 3.07)


Survival time

<61 days

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

61–120 days

3.66

3.83 (3.08, 4.77)

3.91 (2.62, 5.82)

3.69 (2.81, 4.84)

121–180+ days

3.61

4.04 (3.45, 4.72)

3.64 (2.76, 4.81)

4.21 (3.47, 5.11)


Admission to palliative care program

No

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

Yes

2.30

2.25 (1.97, 2.56)

3.05 (2.49, 3.74)

1.47 (1.15, 1.86)


Visit within a long term care center (LTC)

None

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

At least one LTC visit

0.65

0.55 (0.46, 0.65)

0.47 (0.34, 0.64)

0.60 (0.48, 0.75)


Age group

< 65 years

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

65–74 years

1.06

1.25 (1.09, 1.44)

1.24 (0.97, 1.59)

1.28 (1.08, 1.51)

75+ years

1.04

1.41 (1.24, 1.61)

1.94 (1.52, 2.49)

1.29 (1.09, 1.51)


Total days as a hospital inpatient

0

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1–12

1.0

1.06 (0.90, 1.26)

1.02 (0.76, 1.37)

1.07 (0.87, 1.30)

13–31

1.14

1.07 (0.91, 1.27)

1.04 (0.77, 1.40)

1.08 (0.87, 1.32)

32+

0.94

0.80 (0.67, 0.95)

0.87 (0.64, 1.20)

0.78 (0.63, 0.97)


Year of death

1992

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

1993

1.06

1.05 (0.88, 1.25)

1.07 (0.78, 1.48)

1.02 (0.82, 1.27)

1994

1.16

1.17 (0.98, 1.40)

1.13 (0.81, 1.57)

1.16 (0.94, 1.43)

1995

1.19

1.10 (0.92, 1.31)

0.88 (0.63, 1.22)

1.18 (0.95, 1.45)

1996

1.07

0.94 (0.79, 1.13)

0.76 (0.55, 1.05)

1.02 (0.83, 1.27)

1997

0.93

0.82 (0.69, 0.98)

0.80 (0.57, 1.11)

0.82 (0.66, 1.01)

Sex

Male

1.0

1.0

1.0 (-)

1.0 (-)

Female

1.22

1.15 (1.04, 1.28)

1.24 (1.03, 1.50)

1.11 (0.98, 1.25)


Note: OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval

*Adjusted for all other listed predictors

Burge et al. BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:1   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-4-1

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