Table 3: Adjusted1 associations between respondent characteristics and serious illness planning behaviors.

Discussed treatment wishes Discussed unacceptable conditions Designated substituted decision-maker LW or ACP completed
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)

Sex
 Female 2.051.251.211.47
 (ref: male) (1.16–3.62)(0.72–2.18)(0.70–2.09)(0.77–2.80)
Age
 ≥65 years1.751.232.301.86
  (ref: <65 years) (0.98–3.11)(0.71–2.13)(1.32–3.99) (0.99–3.50)
Education
 Some post-secondary education1.261.590.930.98
  (ref: ≤High school)(0.60–2.65)(0.76–3.29)(0.45–1.93)(0.41–2.33)
 Completed post- secondary1.641.720.700.79
  (ref: ≤High school)(0.7–3.81)(0.75–3.92)(0.30–1.60)(0.29–2.13)
Annual personal income
 ≥$60,000 (ref: <$60,000)0.62 (0.31–1.22)0.84 (0.43–1.61)1.04 (0.54–2.00)0.56 (0.26–1.21)
 Unspecified (ref: $60,000)0.59 (0.29–1.26)0.82 (0.41–1.62)0.87 (0.44–1.71)0.86 (0.40–1.85)
Rural residence (ref: urban)0.83 (0.48–1.42)0.86 (0.51–1.45)0.65 (0.38–1.09)0.47  (0.25–0.86)
Health conditions
 1-2 conditions1.140.811.061.05
  (ref: 0 conditions) (0.53–2.49)(0.38–1.72) (0.50–2.29) (0.42–2.60)
 3 or more conditions1.201.300.960.85
  (ref: 0 conditions) (0.60–2.40) (0.66–2.59)(0.47–1.89) (0.37–1.92)
Value
 Important to plan for care1.671.242.324.31*
  (ref: not important)(0.87–3.19)(0.64–2.41)(1.15–4.70)(1.42–13.07)
Knowledge of ACP
 Understood term3.455.622.499.87
  (ref: not familiar)(1.87–6.34)(2.90–10.92)(1.87–6.34)(2.90–33.50)

Adjusted for each of the variables listed in the table.
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