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Table 4 Preference heterogeneity across physical and psychosocial health status in latent class model

From: Preference of caregivers on residential care homes for older persons with versus without communication problems: a discrete choice experiment

  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Coeff. 95%CI Coeff. 95%CI Coeff. 95%CI
Attribute levels
 Type of care homes: NGO care homes 0.78* (0.56, 0.99) 0.97 (− 0.16, 2.10) −1.13* (− 2.10, − 0.17)
 Distance: half an hour to one hour travelling time 0.38* (0.18, 0.57) 0.58 (−0.69, 1.85) − 0.16 (− 0.93, 0.61)
 Distance: Within half an hour travelling time 0.58* (0.33, 0.83) 0.80 (−0.57, 2.17) 0.00 (−1.19, 1.19)
 Room type: shared room (2–3 people) 0.46* (0.26, 0.67) 0.94 (−0.60, 2.48) −0.34 (−1.13, 0.44)
 Room type: single room 0.63* (0.35, 0.90) 2.15* (0.53, 3.77) 0.75 (−0.66, 2.16)
 Manpower: more healthcare professionals −0.03 (−0.17, 0.12) 0.41 (−0.63, 1.45) 6.21 (−113.34, 125.76)
 Enhanced service: flexible choice of enhanced services 0.01 (−0.16, 0.19) 0.77 (−0.30, 1.84) 7.12 (− 112.48, 126.72)
 Copayment (per HK$1000) −0.37* (− 0.45, − 0.29) 0.08 (− 0.35, 0.52) 0.35 (− 0.07, 0.78)
 Opt-out −3.92* (−4.73, − 3.11) 4.54* (2.36, 6.71) −5.62 (− 745.72, 734.48)
 Class share 0.643   0.030   0.327  
Membership
 Communication problem 0.79* (0.12, 1.46) −0.04 (−1.22, 1.14) Ref
 ADL impairment −1.01 (−5.06, 3.03) −2.93 (−6.82, 0.95) Ref
 Cognitive impairment 0.26 (−0.68, 1.20) −0.54 (−1.93, 0.84) Ref
 Obs 3396      
 Log likelihood − 757.976      
 BIC 1515.952      
  1. *P < 0.05; the reference levels of the attributes are: 1) Type of care homes: private for-profit homes; 2) Distance: Over one hour travelling time; 3) Room type: Shared room (4–6 people); 4) Manpower: more care workers; and 5) Enhanced service: limited choices in enhanced services