Table 6

Odds of symptoms at end-of-life (EOL) in patients with oxygen-dependent interstitial lung disease (ILD) versus lung cancer

Experienced symptomILD vs lung cancer, crude
OR (95% CI)
ILD vs lung cancer, adjusted
OR (95% CI)
Breathlessness3.49 (2.57 to 4.73)3.75 (2.76 to 5.09)
Death rattle0.46 (0.35 to 0.60)0.48 (0.37 to 0.62)
Pain0.30 (0.23 to 0.39)0.33 (0.25 to 0.43)
Anxiety1.16 (087 to 1.55)1.32 (0.98 to 1.77)
Nausea0.86 (0.59 to 1.27)0.92 (0.62 to 1.35)
Confusion0.52 (0.37 to 0.74)0.51 (0.36 to 0.73)
  • Patients with oxygen-dependent ILD (n=285) or lung cancer (n=10 822). Estimates are crude and adjusted for age and gender.