Religious affiliation and mood in the last week of life, as reported by proxy respondents of deceased sample members of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam between 1995 and 1998: stratified for previous depressive symptoms.
|Depressed mood in last week of life (according to proxy)(b)||Sense of peace with approaching end of life (according to proxy)(b)|
|N||Wald||P||OR||95% CI||N||Wald||P||OR||95% CI|
|Roman Catholic(a)||58||0.0||.885||0.93||0.32–2.65||49||3.8||.053||3.15||0.99–10.08 |
|Previously depressed |
(CES-D ≥ 16)
|Roman Catholic(a)||11||2.8||.095||4.67||0.77–28.47 ||12||1.5||.220||0.27||0.04–2.11|
|Results printed in bold are statistically significant (italics: trend).|
(a)Reference group is second generation secularized (nonaffiliated respondents with nonaffiliated parents).
(b)Nonadjusted because of too low number of respondents; when adjusted as in Table 3, the results are slightly stronger but with problematic wide 95% CI’s.