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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression model for client’s use of palliative services by selected characteristics, Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Assessment of knowledge, accessibility and utilization of palliative care services among adult cancer patients at Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014: a cross-sectional institution based study

Characteristics Utilized PC
Yes, n = 210 (54.7 %) No, n = 174 (45.3 %) COR 95 % CI AOR 95 % CI
Lower Upper Lower Upper
Knowledge
 Knowledgeableb 180 (85.7) 59 (33.9) 11.7** 7.1 19.2 26.9** 12.3 59.0
 Not knowledgeable 30 (14.3) 115 (66.1) 1.0+    1.0+   
Little physical well beingc
 Yes 158 (75.2) 83 (47.7) 3.3** 2.2 5.1 3.1** 1.96 4.9
 No 52 (24.8) 91 (52.3) 1.0+    1.0+   
No physical well beingd
 Yes 123 (58.6) 126 (72.4) 1.9* 1.2 2.9 0.8 0.5 1.3
 No 87 (41.4) 48 (27.6) 1.0+     1.0+   
Social/family well beinge
 Yes 171 (81.4) 120 (69) 2** 1.2 3.2 1.7** 1.01 2.8
 No 39 (18.6) 54 (31) 1.0+    1.0+   
Monthly incomea ($US)
 <25 41 (27 %) 10 (10.9) 1.0+    1.0+   
 25–50 70 (46.1 %) 63 (68.5) 0.27** 0.13 0.59 0.25** 0.09 0.7
 >50 41 (27 %) 19 (20.7) 0.53 0.22 1.27 0.3 0.1 1.01
Marital status
 Singleb 7 (3.3) 1 (.6) 42.0** 2.1 825.7 55.4** 1.2 2660.4
 Married 157 (74.8) 81 (46.6) 11.6* 1.4 98.2 7.1 0.47 109.6
 Widowed 38 (18.1) 47 (27) 4.8 0.6 42.0 1.4 0.08 22.9
 Separated 7 (3.3) 39 (22.4) 1.1 0.1 10.4 0.39 0.02 7.0
 Divorced 1 (0.5) 6 (3.4) 1.0+    1.0+   
  1. * Significant by binary analysis
  2. ** Statistically significant at (p < 0.05)
  3. +Reference category
  4. aMissed case, 58 (27.6 %)
  5. bLarge confidence interval
  6. cMore than 75 % of physical problems list responded
  7. dAll physical problems in the list responded as “exist”
  8. eAll social relationship problems responded as “good” by respondents