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Table 4 Comparison of LOS stratified by sociodemographic characteristics, outcome and chronic diseases

From: Chronic illness needing palliative care in Kinshasa hospitals, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  β SE (b) p value
Length of stay (n = 2.699; R 2 = 0.100)
Lost to follow-up (Y/N) −10.604 1.124 <0.001
Death (Y/N) −18.34 1.175 <0.001
Peri-urban area (Y/N) 3.927 0.724 <0.001
Rural area (Y/N) 3.532 0.802 <0.001
Oncological disease (Y/N) 1.541 0.747 0.039
AIDS (Y/N) 1.834 0.6 <0.009
Sex (female/male) −1.979 0.49 <0.001
  1. Y yes, N no, AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, β coefficient, SE (b) standard error, R 2 determination coefficient