Table 5

Cox regression (hazard ratio is for the hazard of leaving care home)
Hazard ratio 95%confidence interval p
Temporary residential* 7.78 7.00 to 8.65 0.000
Nursing* 1.61 1.45 to 1.79 0.000
Age 80–84 years** 0.96 0.85 to 1.07 0.440
Age 85–89 years** 1.01 0.90 to 1.13 0.914
Age 90+ years** 1.11 0.99 to 1.24 0.063
Deprivation 2nd quartile*** 0.67 0.42 to 1.05 0.078
Deprivation 3rd quartile*** 0.57 0.36 to 0.89 0.014
Deprivation 4th quartile*** 0.69 0.43 to 1.11 0.128
Female**** 0.85 0.78 to 0.92 0.000
Prior day care 1.03 0.90 to 1.17 0.696
Prior domiciliary care 1.10 1.01 to 1.21 0.033
Other prior social care 0.96 0.86 to 1.07 0.498
Prior emergency admission 1.06 0.98 to 1.15 0.127
Prior elective admission 1.33 1.19 to 1.49 0.000
Prior oupatient attendance 1.01 0.93 to 1.09 0.893

* Hazard ratios are relative to permanent care home admissions as the reference category.

** Hazard ratios are relative to age 65–79 years as the reference category.

*** First quartile is least deprived; fourth quartile is most deprived. Hazard ratios are relative to the first quartile as the reference category.

**** Hazard ratio is relative to males.

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Steventon and Roberts BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:377   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-377

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