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Table 3 Odds ratios from logistic regression model explaining home care receipt

From: Who pays for home care? A study of nationally representative data on disabled older Americans

  Odds ratio (95 % CI)
Need for caregiving   
No. of ADL’s   
 1-2 1.11 (0.96–1.29)
 3-4 1.85** (1.57–2.17)
 5-6 3.19** (2.61–3.89)
No. of IADL's   
 2-3 2.40** (2.03–2.82)
 4-5 4.27** (3.56–5.12)
 6-8 6.00** (4.91–7.33)
Age 1.02** (1.01–1.03)
Demographics   
Female 0.95 (0.85–1.07)
Race   
 African American 0.68** (0.56–0.83)
 Other 0.80 (0.45–1.41)
Hispanic 1.00 (0.76–1.32)
Economic resources   
Education   
 High school grad 1.45** (1.29–1.64)
 College degree 2.22** (1.83–2.71)
Family income   
 15,000–29,999 1.07 (0.92–1.23)
 30,000–49,999 1.06 (0.84–1.34)
 50,000–74,999 1.15 (0.86–1.54)
 75,000+ 1.98** (1.33–2.95)
 Missing 0.93 (0.81–1.06)
Home assets   
 Yes, but missing 0.65** (0.56–0.74)
  <150,000 0.62** (0.54–0.71)
  ≥150,000 0.66** (0.54–0.80)
Year   
 1994 1.13 (0.98–1.29)
 1999 0.59** (0.50–0.69)
 2004 0.36** (0.31–0.43)
Informal resources   
Informal care hours   
 0 4.37** (3.66–5.21)
 1-8 2.44** (2.05–2.91)
 9-24 1.35** (1.12–1.62)
Marital status   
 Single 1.06 (0.80–1.42)
 Widowed 1.47** (1.28–1.68)
 Divorced 1.49** (1.21–1.83)
Number of children   
 1 0.71** (0.59–0.85)
 2 0.69** (0.58–0.81)
 3 0.63** (0.52–0.76)
 4+ 0.61** (0.51–0.73)
  1. NLTCS, 1989-2004 (N = 11.725). Model includes state fixed effects
  2. *p < .05, **p < .01