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Table 3 Bivariate and multiple models of formal and informal care

From: Informal and formal care among persons with dementia immediately before nursing home admission

Independent variables Dependent variables
Informal care by primary carer (N = 344) Informal care, social network (N = 316) Formal care (N = 356)
Regr.coeff.
(95% CI / SE)
p-value Regr.coeff. (95% CI) p-value Regr.coeff.
(95% CI)
p-value
BIVARIATE MODELS
Gender, male 76.9 (25.6; 128.2) 0.003 1.1 (−1.6; 3.9) 0.428 1.4 (−6.8; 9.6) 0.738
Age −6.9 (− 10.1; −3.8) < 0.001 −0.1 (−0.3; 0.0) 0.120 0.1 (− 0.5; 0.6) 0.841
Carer gender, male −21.5 (− 71.1; 28.2) 0.396 − 0.1 (− 2.7; 2.5) 0.925 − 0.36 (−8.20; 7.5) 0.929
Carer relation
 Spouse 302.4 (250.8; 353.9) < 0.001 −3.0 (− 6.1; 0.2) 0.062 −9.7 (− 19.3; − 0.1) 0.047
 Children 0   0   0  
 Others 41.2 (−25.7; 108.1) 0.227 −2.6 (−7.0; 1.7) 0.235 3.7 (−8.5; 16.0) 0.549
 Carer in work, yes − 155.6 (−201.6; − 109.6) < 0.001 3.7 (1.1; 6.2) 0.005 4.7 (−3.0; 12.4) 0.230
 GMHR, poor/fair 6.1 (−42.5; 54.8) 0.804 −0.9 (−3.5; 1.7) 0.480 8.8 (1.2; 16.4) 0.024
 CDR-SB 8.5 (1.5; 15.6) 0.017 0.2 (−0.2; 0.5) 0.433 −0.2 (−1.3; 0.9) 0.699
 Co-resident 275.6 (229.8; 321.4) < 0.001 −1.1 (−3.9; 1.8) 0.453 −11.6 (−20.1; − 3.1) 0.008
MULTIPLE MODELS
 Gender, male 21.5 (26.6) 0.419 1.8 (−1.1; 4.8) 0.217 2.6 (−6.1; 11.2) 0.565
 Age −2.0 (1.7) 0.229 −0.2 (−0.4; 0.03) 0.094 −0.1 (− 0.6; 0.5) 0.790
 Carer gender, male −45.0 (− 89.0; −1.0) 0.045 0.5 (− 2.2; 3.1) 0.743 1.2 (−6.9; 9.19) 0.774
Carer relation
 Spouse 298.8 (74.5) < 0.001 −4.5 (−9.8; 0.75) 0.093 −1.9 (−17.6; 13.9) 0.813
 Children 0   0   0  
 Others 10.6 (35.1) 0.763 −1.9 (−6.3; 2.6) 0.411 3.8 (−8.8; 16.5) 0.551
 Carer in work, yes −29.3 (26.7) 0.273 2.5 (−0.6; 5.6) 0.110 1.3 (−8.0; 10.47) 0.790
 GMHR, poor/fair 14.1 (−25.2; 53.5) 0.481 −0.9 (−3.4; 1.7) 0.518 8.5 (0.8; 16.2) 0.030
 CDR-SB −0.3 (−6.1; 5.5) 0.921 0.2 (−0.2; 0.5) 0.411 0.03 (−1.1; 1.2) 0.964
Co-resident 1077.4 (314.7) 0.001 1.81 (−2.3; 5.9) 0.383 −10.0 (− 22.3; 2.3) 0.110
Gender x Co-resident 95.09 (52.70) 0.072     
Age x Co-resident −8.74 (3.34) 0.009
Carer relation x Co-resident   
Spouse −321.03 (98.72) 0.001
1 Children 0  
Others 127.97 (107.31) 0.234
Carer in work x −154.95 (66.30) 0.020
Co-resident   
  1. CI Confidence Interval, SE Standard Error, GMHR General Medical Health Rate, CDR-SB Clinical Dementia Rating Sum of Boxes