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Table 3 Results of multivariate logistic-regression models

From: Saudi mothers' preferences about breaking bad news concerning newborns: a structured verbal questionnaire

Preferences Adjusted odds ratio (95% confidence interval) p value
Breaking bad news (BBN) to both parents together   
   Employed mothers 1.90 (1.05-3.43) 0.03
   Urban mothers 1.33 (0.83-2.14) 0.32
   Age 0.99 (0.47-1.20) 0.23
BBN to the husband first   
   Employed mothers 0.67 (0.32-1.44) 0.31
   Urban mothers 1.16 (0.62-2.18) 0.64
   Age 0.98 (0.95-1.02) 0.39
BBN to the mother first   
   Employed mothers 0.21 (0.06-0.68) 0.01
   Urban mothers 0.57 (0.31-1.02) 0.06
   Age 1.04 (1.00-1.07) 0.05
Would agree if their husbands' request to disclose the bad news to the mother through him   
Employed mothers 0.67 (0.37-1.19) 0.17
   Urban mothers 1.49 (0.85-2.60) 0.16
   Age 1.02 (0.98-1.05) 0.37
BBN in person   
   Employed mothers 1.58 (0.64-3.89) 0.32
   Urban mothers 0.91 (0.44-1.86) 0.79
   Age 0.96 (0.95-1.03) 0.47
BBN as soon as possible   
   Employed mothers 0.79 (0.43-1.45) 0.44
   Urban mothers 1.10 (0.63-1.93) 0.74
   Age 0.97 (0.94-1.00) 0.05
BBN by the Most responsible physician   
   Employed mothers 1.44 (0.77-2.68) 0.26
   Urban mothers 0.94 (0.54-1.61) 0.81
   Age 1.01 (0.97-1.04) 0.69
BBN in detail   
   Employed mothers 0.93 (0.49-1.79) 0.84
   Urban mothers 1.33 (0.76-2.34) 0.31
   Age 1.01 (0.98-1.05) 0.53
BBN all at once   
   Employed mothers 0.70 (0.39-1.24) 0.22
   Urban mothers 1.34 (0.67-1.92) 0.63
   Age 0.99 (0.96-1.02) 0.51
BBN in quiet environment   
   Employed mothers 0.51 (0.26-1.00) 0.05
   Urban mothers 1.14 (0.59-2.21) 0.69
   Age 1.01 (0.97-1.05) 0.59
Close bodily contact with your baby during BBN
Employed mothers
0.77 (0.46-1.32) 0.35
   Urban mothers 0.88 (0.54-1.43) 0.60
   Age 1.02 (0.99-1.05) 0.22
Present of a known person for support during BBN   
   Employed mothers 0.66 (0.39-1.12) 0.12
   Urban mothers 0.41 (0.25-0.67) < 0.001
   Age 1.00 (0.97-1.03) 0.94
No another patient in same room during BBN   
   Employed mothers 1.94 (1.08-3.51) 0.03
   Urban mothers 1.78 (1.11-2.84) 0.02
   Age 1.01 (0.98-1.03) 0.72
To give reversible, written informed consent   
   Employed mothers 0.45 (0.25-0.80) 0.007
   Urban mothers 1.70 (0.98-2.94) 0.06
   Age 1.00 (0.97-1.04) 0.99