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Table 1 Percent of all deaths (n = 326,332) by each covariate. Probability of reporting multiple causes of death given covariate, marginal percent by category, and adjusted odds ratios of reporting multiple causes of death given covariates.

From: Factors associated with reporting multiple causes of death

   % of death by categories % with multiple COD by categories Odds Ratio (95% CI) 1
DEMOGRAPHIC     
Age 0–24 3.0 61.7 1
  25–44 4.6 69.0 1.38(1.31–1.45)
  45–64 13.3 62.1 1.01(0.97,1.06)
  65–84 47.8 69.4 1.41(1.35,1.47)
  85+ 31.3 71.8 1.58(1.51,1.65)
Sex Female 50.3 68.6 1
  Male 49.7 69.3 1.11(1.09,1.13)
Race White 96.4 68.9 1
  Black 1.7 67.5 1.15(1.078,1.22)
  Native American 0.9 74.5 1.54(1.41,1.69)
  Asian 0.5 65.0 1.04(0.94,1.16)
  Hispanic 0.5 66.6 1.13(1.01,1.26)
Education 2 High school 32.4 68.1 1
  Below High School 44.3 71.3 1.03(1.01,1.05)
  Above High School 23.3 66.6 0.94(0.92,0.96)
Marital Status Married 41.0 67.4 1
  Single 12.7 68.0 1.08(1.05,1.11)
  Widowed 38.5 71.1 1.09(1.07,1.11)
  Divorced 7.8 68.2 1.12(1.08,1.15)
DEATH RELATED     
Autopsy No 77.8 69.0 1
  Yes 9.4 74.4 1.57(1.52,1.62)
  Unspecified 12.8 64.7 0.85(0.83,0.87)
Certifier Physician 82.0 69.2 1
  Coroner 12.6 70.2 1.23(1.19,1.26)
  Osteopath 1.4 75.3 1.27(1.183,1.37)
  Other/Unknown 4.1 57.8 0.61(0.59,0.63)
Disposal method Burial 76.3 70.1 1
  Donation 0.3 69.7 1.02(0.89,1.17)
  Removal 1.5 47.1 0.35(0.33,0.37)
  Cremation 20.5 66.8 0.94(0.93,0.96)
  Unknown 1.4   
Death place Hospital Inpatient 35.2 73.4 1
  Residential 19.1 58.7 0.48(0.47,0.49)
  Nursing home 35.5 70.6 0.77(0.76,0.79)
  ER 5.5 65.5 0.64(0.61,0.66)
  Unknown 4.7   
  1. 1 Odds ratios are odds of having multiple causes of death given particular category as compared to odds in reference category. Odds ratios are obtained from logistic regression and are mutually adjusted for all other variables.
  2. 2Education is listed only for population where age>25.