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Table 6 Patient factors in vignettes and predicted problems with self-care, multivariable analyses

From: Results from the national sepsis practice survey: predictions about mortality and morbidity and recommendations for limitation of care orders

  Multivariable analysis Multivariable analysis, including respondent factors
  Percentage point increase in predicted problems with self-care in six months (95% confidence interval) P value Percentage point change in predicted problems with self-care in six months (95% confidence interval) P value
70 years old
(versus 50 years old)
11.5
(9.0 to 13.9)
<0.0001 11.6
(9.2 to 13.9)
<0.0001
Stage IIA NSCLC
(versus no cancer)
6.8
(4.3 to 9.3)
<0.0001 6.9
(4.3 to 9.4)
<0.0001
BMI 40 kg/m2
(versus 22 kg/m2)
5.4
(3.3 to 7.5)
<0.0001 5.3
(3.2 to 7.4)
<0.0001
Respondent age (per decade of age)    -4.0
(-6.0 to -2.0)
0.0001
Respondent self-reported chronic health condition    -5.8
(-10.1 to -1.4)
0.0103
  1. Respondents were asked to predict the probability of each patient having difficulties with washing and dressing himself in six months, assuming the patient survived. Multivariable estimates included all variables with displayed estimates in that column. All analyses accounted for non-independence of responses due to respondents completing multiple vignettes.
  2. BMI = body mass index; NSCLC = non-small cell lung carcinoma.