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Table 1 Sample characteristics of non-sudden deaths by educational attainment (weighted %)

From: Is educational attainment related to end-of-life decision-making? A large post-mortem survey in Belgium

  Total Educational attainment  
  None/ Lower Higher χ2
primary secondary secondary/ p-value
   higher  
Unweighted n 1951 877 530 544  
Weighted % 100 49.7 25.6 24.7  
Age (years)      <.001
25-64 15.9 6.2 17.5 33.6  
65-79 33.7 28.6 41.7 35.8  
80+ 50.4 65.2 40.8 30.6  
Sex      <.001
Male 48.8 38.8 55.9 61.6  
Female 51.2 61.2 44.1 38.4  
Marital status      <.001
Married 47.6 36.2 55.3 62.7  
Unmarried/divorced 14.6 12.7 14.5 18.6  
Widowed 37.8 51.1 30.3 18.6  
Cause of death      <.001
Cancer 35.3 26.5 42.5 45.5  
Cardiovascular 30.8 35.3 27.6 25.2  
Respiratory 12.1 14.6 10.7 8.4  
Neurological 4.1 4.0 3.1 5.5  
Other 17.7 19.7 16.0 15.5  
Place of death      <.001
Hospital 53.0 49.5 54.3 58.5  
At home 19.9 16.6 22.0 24.1  
Care home 24.6 31.9 19.8 15.0  
Other 2.5 1.9 4.0 2.3