Table 3

Multivariable Cox proportional-hazards model for the time until rehoming for horses listed with an equine rehoming charity between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2014 (n=449)

VariableLevelHR95% CIWald p valueLikelihood-ratio test p value
RegionMid England10.003
East England1.040.58 to 1.870.89
Ireland, Wales, other0.310.11 to 0.890.03
South England1.571.01 to 2.450.04
North England0.950.54 to 1.650.85
Scotland1.800.80 to 4.080.16
Radius from current ownerLess than 50 miles10.001
60 to 80 miles1.450.67 to 3.140.35
100 miles2.451.14 to 5.290.02
150 to 200 miles1.370.28 to 6.640.70
National3.041.50 to 6.160.002
Breed typeSports horse10.02
Cob type1.360.73 to 2.540.33
Foreign and other1.000.51 to 1.971.00
Native0.490.27 to 0.880.02
Partbred0.750.4 to 1.390.36
Thoroughbred0.570.32 to 1.010.05
Warmblood0.670.36 to 1.230.20
Age<5 years10.001
5 to 10 years1.560.76 to 3.190.22
11 to 17 years2.891.47 to 5.690.002
>17 years2.081.01 to 4.310.05
Horse being rehomed as a companion onlyNo10.002
Yes0.330.15 to 0.740.01
Donation amountLess than £10010.01
£100 to £2491.030.67 to 1.60.88
£250 and £4992.011.31 to 3.080.001
Greater than £5002.240.68 to 7.410.19