Table 5:

Number of deaths from COVID-19 among long-term care home residents, by profit status

VariableModel 1 (profit status only), adjusted RR (95% CI)Model 2 (+ adjustment for health region characteristics), adjusted RR (95% CI)Model 3 (+ adjustment for LTC home characteristics), adjusted RR (95% CI)
Profit status
 Nonprofit (Ref.)
 For-profit1.67 (0.99–2.79)1.78 (1.03–3.07)0.82 (0.44–1.54)
 Municipal0.50 (0.19–1.29)0.54 (0.20–1.49)0.73 (0.28–1.88)
Health region characteristics
COVID-19 cumulative incidence in the public health unit region (cases per 1000)1.77 (0.47–6.60)1.44 (0.81–2.55)
Population
 ≥ 500 000 (ref)
 10 000–499 9990.62 (0.26–1.47)0.51 (0.25–1.05)
 < 10 000 (rural)0.72 (0.12–4.25)0.40 (0.08–1.89)
LTC home characteristics
No. of residents (unit of 50)0.81 (0.70–0.95)
Older design standards2.08 (1.28–3.36)
Chain ownership (v. single home)1.89 (1.00–3.59)
Staff (full-time equivalent):bed ratio0.84 (0.09–8.75)
  • Note: adjusted RR = risk ratio adjusted for all other covariates in the model, CI = confidence interval, COVID-19 = coronavirus disease 2019, LTC = long-term care.