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Table 4 Percentage giving responses opposed to donation to statements in the Barbados survey and South London, odds ratios (adjusting for gender, age, education and employment status), 95% CI and p-value

From: Ethnicity and attitudes to deceased kidney donation: a survey in Barbados and comparison with Black Caribbean people in the United Kingdom

  Barbados
N = 327
South
London
Caribbean
N = 338
South
London
White
N = 805
South
London
Caribbean
N = 338
South
London
White
N = 805
Statement % responses opposed to
kidney donation
% responses opposed to
kidney donation
% responses opposed to
kidney donation
Odds ratio
95% CIa
pvalue
Odds ratio
95% CIa
pvalue
Is important to me that I could give someone else a chance of life after my death. (% Disagree) 4.0 15.2 4.4 4.79
2.14 to 9.51
p < 0.001
1.31
0.64 to 2.68
p = 0.45
Donating your organs when you die is a good thing to do. (% Disagree) 6.5 24.0 3.9 5.18
2.93 to 9.1
p < 0.001
0.765
0.40 to 1.42
p = 0.38
I wouldn't mind who received my kidney after my death. (% Disagree) 11.8 24.7 9.1 .39
.24- to .64
p < 0.001
1.29
0.81 to 2.08
p = 0.25
Am not confident that medical teams would try as hard to save the life of a person who has agreed to donate organs b (% Agree) 43.4 20.3 6.2 .34
.23 to .51
p < 0.001
.10
0.06 to .15
P < 0.001
I worry that if I donate my organs for transplant they might be used without my consent for other purposes like medical research. (% Agree) 29.0 62.7 43.4 4.50
3.08 to 6.57
p < 0.001
2.56
1.86 to 3.51
P < 0.001
Concerned that an intact body with no parts removed is needed for the life hereafter c (% Agree) 7.1 39.3 16.0 7.90
4.62 to 13.5
p < 0.001
3.74
2.20- to 6.29
P < 0.001
Organ donation is unacceptable because of my religious beliefs d (% Agree) 12.1 18.9 5.0 1.98
1.21 to 3.26
p < 0.001
0.55
0.33 to 0.94
p = 0.02
Feel that agreeing when alive to donating kidneys as a gift after death is like tempting death e (% Agree) 8.5 35.2 19.3 6.35
3.77 to 10.69
p < 0.001
2.78
1.74 to 4.45
p < 0.001
  1. a Barbados as reference group.
  2. b In South London the equivalent question was "Am confident" ......
  3. c In South London the equivalent question did not include 'for the life hereafter'
  4. d In South London the equivalent question was "Donating my organs is acceptable to my religious beliefs."
  5. e In South London the equivalent question referred to carrying a donor card.