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Table 1 Predictors of time from committee decision to admission and of time patients remain in hostel.

From: Trends in the use of rehabilitation services in the community by people with mental disabilities in Israel; the factors involved

Independent variable Prediction of time from committees' decision to its implementation1 Prediction of time patients remain in hostel2
  N OR C.I. (95%) p N OR C.I. (95%) p
Age (years)     0.000     0.000
   18-21 477 0.67 0.59-0.78 0.000 263 1.63 1.38-1.90 0.000
   22-55 3700 1.00    2672 1.00   
   56+ 465 1.01 0.89-1.14 0.926 326 0.81 0.69-0.95 0.010
Rehabilitation history     0.000     0.028
   No rehabilitation history 2534 1.00    1706 1.00   
   Hostel in the past 696 1.27 1.15-1.41 0.000 567 1.14 1.00-1.29 0.054
   Supported housing in the past 75 1.13 0.85-1.50 0.405 53 1.41 0.97-2.05 0.068
   Vocational or other rehabilitation in the past 678 1.04 0.93-1.16 0.499 481 1.07 0.93-1.22 0.333
   Supported housing in the present 175 1.30 1.08-1.60 0.007 128 1.30 1.01-1.68 0.042
   Vocational or other rehabilitation in the present 484 1.05 0.92-1.19 0.510 326 1.21 1.03-1.42 0.018
Proximity of committees' decision to hospitalization 0.000     0.586
   No hospitalization history 279 0.73 0.61-0.87 0.001 158 1.11 0.89-1.38 0.365
   More than two months since release from hospitalization 1238 0.66 0.60-0.73 0.000 765 0.98 0.87-1.11 0.799
   Two months or less or within hospitalization 3125 1.00    2338 1.00   
Total 4642     3261    
  1. 1Controlling for referring agency and for regional committee. The higher OR is, the shorter the time from the committee decision to implementation.
  2. 2Controlling for: referring agency, regional committee, and time from the committees' decision to its implementation. The lower OR is, the longer the time the patients remain in the hostel.