Table 7

Independent risks of dying during the following year in population with informal carer (N = 821) (logistic regression analysis)
Variable Odds ratio (95% IC) p
Constant 0.15 0.000
Gender, Female 0.79 (0.56 - 1.12) 0.189
Zarit Test 1.01 (1.00 - 1.02) 0.012
Comorbility (Charlson Index) 1.17 (1.08 - 1.27) 0.000
Number of hospital admissions (>24 hours) 1.18 (1.01 - 1.37) 0.035
Pressure ulcers stage 1-2 2.66 (1.65 - 4.28) 0.000
Pressure ulcers stage 3-4 4.33 (1.63 - 11.5) 0.003
Health-Related-Quality of life (SF-12) 1.58 (1.06 - 2.36) 0.025
Social risk (Gijón Test) 1.00 (0.94 - 1.05) 0.874
Hospital at home service 0.76 (0.53 - 1.09) 0.142
Teleassistance 0.94 (0.51 - 1.71) 0.835
Number of hospital emergency visits during last year 0.97 (0.86 - 1.10) 0.639

CI= Confidence Interval.

Badia et al.

Badia et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:316   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-316

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