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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression on the association between having a POA for health care and participants’ characteristicsa, b

From: Advance directives and power of attorney for health care in the oldest-old – results of the AgeQualiDe study

Characteristicc df Wald’s χ2 p value OR 95%-CI
Living situation (reference: private household, alone)  
 Private household, with others (partner, relative, etc.) 1 1.844 0.175 1.30 0.89–1.89
 Assisted living/nursing home/retirement home 1 7.959 0.005 2.15 1.26–3.66
MMSE score; every additional pointd 1 16.054 <0.001 1.21 1.10–1.33
  1. CI confidence interval, df degree of freedom, MMSE Mini-Mental-State Examination, OR odds ratio
  2. amissing data for n = 22 (3.3%) of the 666 participants
  3. bbackward elimination; Nagelkerke’s R2 of the model =0.051
  4. cAge, gender, education, family status, subjectively perceived cognitive decline, self-rated health, depression, frailty, and basic and instrumental functional status were excluded from the model
  5. dThe higher the MMSE score, the better the cognition [18]
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