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Table 2 Correlates of desiring an intervention versus not desiring it: multivariable logistic regression model results for each intervention.

From: Preferences for active and aggressive intervention among patients with advanced cancer

  CPR & MV* N = 380 Chemo- therapy N = 291 Anti-biotics N = 324 Anti-coagulants N = 329 Blood transfusions N = 340 Feeding tubes N = 365 Artificial hydration N = 329
Number (%) desiring intervention 97 (25.5) 111 (38.1) 165 (50.9) 174 (52.9) 152 (44.7) 124 (34) 162 (49.2)
Age        
Odds ratio: per 10 yr increase 0.67 0.68 0.72 0.74 0.72 0.72 0.7
P-value < 0.0001 0.0007 0.0004 0.002 0.0002 0.0004 0.0001
Gender        
Odds ratio: Male vs. Female 1.33 1.58 1.37 1.49 1.29 1.81 1.38
P-value 0.324 0.145 0.241 0.138 0.339 0.032 0.237
Race        
Odds ratio: Non- vs. Caucasian 1.71 4.16 1.46 1.67 1.19 1.69 1.53
P-value 0.126 0.0004 0.310 0.172 0.613 0.131 0.255
Cancer Diagnosis        
Odds ratio: Lung vs. GI 1.25 0.86 0.81 0.99 0.82 1.19 0.73
   GU vs. GI 0.62 0.71 1.03 1.26 1.17 0.9 1.13
   Breast vs. GI 0.94 0.99 0.92 1.27 1.38 1.13 1.07
   Hematologic vs. GI 0.72 0.47 0.45 0.42 0.66 0.4 0.28
   GYN vs. GI 1.1 1.55 1.06 0.85 1.05 1.53 1.06
   Other vs. GI 0.64 0.6 0.73 0.69 0.79 1.6 0.74
P-value 0.632 0.795 0.878 0.627 0.882 0.510 0.494
PPSv2        
Odds ratio: per 10 unit increase 1.32 1.97 1.45 1.55 1.34 1.43 1.47
P-value 0.021 < 0.0001 0.001 0.0001 0.007 0.002 0.0007
CCI        
Odds ratio: per unit increase 1.09 1.17 1.08 1.05 1.09 1.13 1.08
P-value 0.113 0.016 0.153 0.294 0.077 0.016 0.128
Decision maker        
Odds ratio:        
   Pat/SDM vs.Pat 1.89 3.65 1.48 1.84 1.65 2.92 1.87
   SDM vs. Pat 1.7 4.24 2.34 2.98 1.84 2.76 2.84
P-value 0.212 0.003 0.134 0.031 0.239 0.007 0.040
Model P-value 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.002 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. * Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Mechanical Ventilation
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