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Table 2 Predictors of time from committee decision to admission and time patients remain in supported housing.

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 supported housing2
  N OR C.I. (95%) p N OR C.I. (95%) p
Age (years)     0.024     0.000
   18-21 222 0.91 0.77-1.07 0.260 168 2.24 1.82-2.77 0.000
   22-55 4062 1.00    3133 1.00   
   56+ 472 1.15 1.02-1.28 0.017 367 0.90 0.76-1.08 0.264
Rehabilitation history     0.001     0.000
   No rehabilitation history 2699 1.00    2015 1.00   
   Supported housing in the past 309 0.96 0.83-1.11 0.600 257 0.87 0.70-1.09 0.231
   Hostel in the past 86 0.94 0.73-1.22 0.654 69 2.16 1.63-2.87 0.000
   Vocational or other rehabilitation in the past 639 1.01 0.91-1.26 0.784 496 1.00 0.86-1.16 0.991
   Hostel in the present 207 0.65 0.54-0.79 0.000 172 1.09 0.83-1.42 0.543
   Vocational or other rehabilitation in the present 816 0.99 0.90-1.10 0.963 695 0.86 0.74-0.99 0.036
Proximity of committees' decision to hospitalization 0.093     0.000
   No hospitalization history 691 0.95 0.85-1.07 0.380 533 0.73 0.61-0.87 0.000
   More than two months since release from hospitalization 2445 0.91 0.84-0.99 0.030 1885 0.79 0.70-0.90 0.000
   Two months or less or within hospitalization 1620 1.00    1250 1.00   
Total 4756     3668    
  1. 1Controlling for referring agency and for regional committee. The higher OR is, the shorter the time from the committee decision to its implementation.
  2. 2Controlling for: referring agency, regional committee, and time from the committee decision to its implementation. The lower OR is, the longer the time the patients remain in the supported housing.