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Table 7 Predictors of needs based on demographic data (Patient)

From: Supporting the patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers: what are their palliative care needs?

Univariable and multivariable linear regression analysis on CNAT Total Scores (Patient)
Dependent: CNAT_Total   No. Coefficient (95%CI) P (wald) Adjusted Coefficient (95%CI) P (wald)
Age [24,91] NA −0.33 (− 0.44 to − 0.22) < 0.001 − 0.31 (− 0.42 to − 0.20) < 0.001
Clinical Setting Inpatient 249 1    
SOC 350 −8.78 (−11.07 to −6.49) < 0.001 −6.59 (−9.29 to −3.90) < 0.001
Race Chinese 495 1    
Indian 25 0.38 (−5.51 to 6.27) 0.899   
Malay 67 5.78 (2.04 to 9.52) 0.003   
Others 12 0.79 (−7.60 to 9.19) 0.853   
Gender Female 304 1   1  
Male 295 0.90 (−1.47 to 3.26) 0.457 3.14 (0.91 to 5.36) 0.006
Employment Status Employed 176 1    
Unemployed 423 −1.30 (−3.89 to 1.29) 0.325   
Aware of Cancer Yes 582 1   1  
No 6 −9.22 (−21.05 to 2.61) 0.126 −11.30 (− 22.26 to − 0.34) 0.043
Unsure 11 −5.99 (−14.76 to 2.79) 0.181 − 2.66 (− 10.81 to 5.48) 0.521
Receive Chemotherapy Yes 283 1    
No 311 −0.14 (− 2.52 to 2.24) 0.908   
Unsure 5 −4.95 (−18.00 to 8.10) 0.456   
Receive Radiotherapy Yes 34 1    
No 558 −7.56 (−12.63 to −2.48) 0.004   
Unsure 7 −10.86 (− 22.78 to 1.06) 0.074   
Palliative Care With Palliative Care 151 1    
Without Palliative Care 448 −3.33 (−6.04 to −0.62) 0.016   
Paired with Caregiver Non-paired 374 1   1  
Paired 225 0.55 (−1.89 to 2.99) 0.66 3.20 (0.91 to 5.49) 0.006
Education Primary and lower 225 1   1  
Secondary and above 314 3.05 (0.53 to 5.57) 0.018 3.19 (0.81 to 5.56) 0.009
University 60 1.34 (−2.85 to 5.52) 0.53 1.80 (−2.16 to 5.77) 0.373
Cancer Type Breast 92 1    
Colorectal 121 −2.64 (−6.63 to 1.36) 0.195   
Lung 106 −0.37 (−4.48 to 3.75) 0.861   
Multiple primary 20 −4.85 (−11.98 to 2.27) 0.182   
Others 260 −2.38 (−5.89 to 1.12) 0.182   
KPS [20,90] NA −0.18 (−0.25 to − 0.12) < 0.001 − 0.13 (− 0.20 to − 0.06) < 0.001