Table 3

Characteristics associated with frequent/very frequent admissions: survey respondents (n=102)
Univariate logistic regression Multivariate logistic regression
Variable Categories p-value OR 95% CI p-value OR 95% CI
Gender female/male 0.185 0.56 0.24 1.32 0.917 0.95 0.33 2.69
Age at survey 75+/65-74 0.779 0.89 0.40 2.01 0.825 0.89 0.32 2.46
Charlson comorbidity 3+/0-2 0.010 3.98 1.40 11.29 0.049 3.85 1.01 14.70
CHF yes/no 0.001 4.14 1.76 9.77 0.003 4.76 1.70 13.31
COPD yes/no 0.076 2.10 0.93 4.77 0.082 2.69 0.88 8.20
Hypertension yes/no 0.207 0.58 0.25 1.35 0.098 0.36 0.11 1.21
Coronary artery disease yes/no 0.605 0.80 0.35 1.84 0.322 1.79 0.57 5.69
Diabetes yes/no 0.666 1.20 0.53 2.70 0.863 1.10 0.36 3.38
Duke social network continuous 0.081 0.82 0.65 1.03 0.040 0.74 0.56 0.99
Need help with daily tasks yes/no 0.017 2.77 1.20 6.40

Only significant survey-based variables were included in the multivariate logistic model.

Longman et al.

Longman et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:373   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-373

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