Table 3

Adjusted OR and 95% CIs for the probability of contacts with: NHS telephone advice (NHS24), primary care out-of-hours (PCOOH), Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), emergency department (ED) and hospital admission (HA) for patients (18+) in their last year of their life (N=56 112)*

NHS24PCOOHSASEDHA
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Sex
 Male11111
 Female1.17 (1.12 to 1.21)1.14 (1.10 to 1.19)0.93 (0.88 to 0.96)0.93 (0.90 to 0.97)1.06 (1.02 to 1.11)
Age
 Age 18–6411111
 Age 65–841.22 (1.16 to 1.28)1.18 (1.12 to 1.24)1.42 (1.34 to 1.50)1.17 (1.11 to 1.23)1.68 (1.58 to 1.78)
 Age 85+1.61 (1.51 to 1.71)1.61 (1.52 to 1.71)1.43 (1.34 to 1.53)1.12 (1.05 to 1.19)1.67 (1.56 to 1.79)
Marital status
 Single11111
 Married1.20 (1.14 to 1.27)1.24 (1.17 to 1.31)1.13 (1.06 to 1.20)1.22 (1.15 to 1.30)1.38 (1.29 to 1.47)
 Widowed1.27 (1.20 to 1.35)1.28 (1.21 to 1.36)1.13 (1.06 to 1.21)1.24 (1.16 to 1.31)1.36 (1.27 to 1.46)
 Divorced1.11 (1.04 to 1.19)1.12 (1.04 to 1.20)1.11 (1.03 to 1.20)1.14 (1.06 to 1.22)1.28 (1.19 to 1.39)
Deprivation
 Most deprived1.16 (1.09 to 1.23)0.82 (0.78 to 0.87)1.42 (1.33 to 1.51)1.39 (1.31 to 1.48)1.35 (1.26 to 1.44)
 Q21.13 (1.06 to 1.19)0.94 (0.94 to 0.95)1.39 (1.31 to 1.49)1.35 (1.27 to 1.43)1.32 (1.23 to 1.41)
 Q31.10 (1.04 to 1.17)0.96 (0.96 to 0.97)1.20 (1.13 to 1.28)1.16 (1.09 to 1.23)1.17 (1.09 to 1.25)
 Q41.08 (1.01 to 1.15)1.05 (1.05 to 1.05)1.17 (1.10 to 1.25)1.11 (1.04 to 1.18)1.11 (1.04 to 1.19)
 Least deprived11111
Cause of death
 Organ failure11111
 Cancer1.45 (1.39 to 1.52)2.08 (1.99 to 2.17)0.67 (0.64 to 0.70)0.81 (0.78 to 0.85)2.56 (2.28 to 2.86)
 Frailty1.27 (1.21 to 1.33)1.44 (1.38 to 1.51)0.71 (0.64 to 0.79)0.77 (0.69 to 0.85)0.93 (0.88 to 0.97)
Urban/rural
 Large urban areas1.53 (1.42 to 1.65)0.72 (0.67 to 0.78)1.47 (1.35 to 1.60)1.92 (1.77 to 2.07)1.34 (1.23 to 1.46)
 Other urban areas1.55 (1.44 to 1.67)0.88 (0.84 to 0.91)1.43 (1.32 to 1.55)2.24 (2.08 to 2.42)1.35 (1.24 to 1.47)
 Accessible small towns1.33 (1.22 to 1.45)0.93 (0.91 to 0.94)1.38 (1.25 to 1.52)1.90 (1.74 to 2.08)1.26 (1.14 to 1.40)
 Remote small towns1.22 (1.10 to 1.36)1.03 (1.04 to 1.02)1.23 (1.09 to 1.38)1.36 (1.22 to 1.51)1.16 (1.03 to 1.31)
 Accessible rural1.44 (1.32 to 1.57)1.01 (0.99 to 1.02)1.22 (1.11 to 1.34)1.60 (1.47 to 1.75)1.15 (1.04 to 1.26)
 Remote rural11111
Place of residence
 Institution11111
 Home1.31 (1.24 to 1.39)1.89 (1.79 to 1.99)2.72 (2.58 to 2.87)2.33 (2.21 to 2.45)3.39 (3.21 to 3.57)
  • Reference categories are male, aged 18–64, single, least deprived, organ failure, remote rural and institution (place of residence).

  • *295 patients in ‘Other/Unknown’ categories excluded. ‘Various’ and ‘External’ causes of death not shown in table.