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Table 4 Results of logistic regressions examining the associations between elderly assisted suicide and hospital care in the year prior to death, adjusting for age, sex and diseases

From: In-hospital care prior to assisted and unassisted suicide in swiss older people: a state-level retrospective study

Variable Odds ratio 95%CI P-Value
Age 1.08 1.04–1.13 .001
Female sex 5.64 2.85–11.16 <.001
Hospital care (reference: no hospital care)    .001
 Ambulatory emergency department visit 1.11 0.26–4.64 .886
 Hospitalisation without surgery or intensive care unit stay 3.18 1.45–6.98 .006
 Surgery 20.17 3.86–105.34 <.001
 Intensive care unit stay 2.44 0.57–10.47 .228
Neoplasm(s) 6.88 3.05–15.53 <.001
Somatic disease(s) excepted neoplasms 3.65 1.78–7.49 <.001
Mental or behavioural disorder .17 .08–.36 <.001