Table 2: Characteristics associated with agreement with ventilator use in a terminal condition.

Disagree/strongly disagreeAgree/strongly agreeUnadjusted odds ratio 𝑃 value

𝑛 = 6 6 (%) 𝑛 = 2 8 (%)(95% CI)

Age (Mean, SD)71.1 (8.2)69.0 (7.1)0.97 (.91–1.02)0.24

Gender
 Female41 (62.1%)11 (39.3%)
 Male25 (37.9%)17 (60.7%)2.54 (1.02–6.28)0.04

Education
 ≤10 years23 (34.8%)13 (46.4%)
 >10 years43 (65.2%)15 (53.6%)0.62 (0.25–1.51)0.29

Occupation
 Nonprofessional45 (70.3%)15 (53.6%)
 Professional19 (29.7%)13 (46.4%)2.05 (0.82–5.13)0.12

Self-reported health
 Excellent/good40 (60.6%)19 (67.9%)
 Fair/poor health26 (39.4%)9 (32.1%)0.73 (0.29–1.86)0.51

GDS
 Depressive symptoms (Mean, SD)1.43 (2.0)2.18 (1.7)1.21 (0.96–1.51)0.10

IADL
 No disability49 (74.2%)25 (89.3%)2.89 (0.773–10.75)0.10
 Any disability17 (25.8)3 (10.7%)

Living spouse40 (61.5%)18 (64.3%)1.125 (0.45–2.82)0.802
Widowed/not married25 (38.5%)10 (35.7%)

Religiosity scale (mean, SD)31.4 (4.56)30.68 (3.88)0.96 (0.87–1.07)0.46

Income
 <$20k41 (63.1%)15 (53.6%)
 ≥$20k24 (36.9%)13 (46.4%)1.48 (0.60–3.63)0.390

English proficiency
 No14 (21.2%)9 (33.3%)
 Yes52 (78.8%)18 (66.7%)0.54 (0.2–1.46)0.22

1st or 2nd38 (59.4%)23 (85.2%)3.94 (0.122–12.66)0.017
3rd generation American26 (40.6%)4 (14.8%)

IADL: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.