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Table 2 Association of population demographics with attitudes on euthanasia

From: Attitudes towards euthanasia in severely ill and dementia patients and cremation in Cyprus: a population-based survey

Demographics Much support n (%) Little support n (%) No support n (%) Do not know/answer n (%) p - value
Total 191 (19.1) 38 (3.8) 700 (70.1) 69 (6.9) -
Age categories      
  20 – 40 years old 65 (23.6) 8 (2.9) 181 (65.8) 21 (7.6)  
  40 – 60 years old 80 (18.3) 20 (4.6) 302 (69.3) 34 (7.8)  
  > 60 years old 46 (16.0) 10 (3.5) 217 (75.6) 14 (4.9) 0.11
Gender      
  Male 90 (29.2) 15 (4.9) 183 (59.4) 20 (6.5)  
  Female 101 (14.7) 23 (3.3) 516 (74.9) 49 (7.1) < 0.0001
Education      
  Elementary school 27 (13.4) 4 (2.0) 161 (79.7) 10 (4.9)  
  High School 81 (17.1) 17 (3.6) 345 (72.8) 31 (6.5)  
  University 82 (25.6) 17 (5.3) 193 (60.3) 28 (8.7) < 0.0001
Marital status      
  Married 172 (19.0) 37 (4.1) 641 (70.8) 55 (6.1)  
  Single – Other 20 (21.2) 1(1.1) 59 (62.8) 14 (14.9) 0.01
Occupation      
  Medical/Paramedical 9 (19.6) 1 (2.2) 34 (73.9) 2 (4.3)  
  Other 182 (19.1) 37 (3.9) 665 (69.9) 67 (7.0) 0.94
Reported Religiousness      
  Much 77 (13.3) 11 (1.9) 457 (78.8) 35 (6.0)  
  Little 91 (25.3) 23 (6.4) 217 (60.3) 29 (8.0)  
  None 22 (39.7) 4 (6.9) 24 (43.6) 5 (9.1) < 0.0001
  1. Table columns represent responses to the question “Do you support euthanasia for people with incurable illness and/or elders with dementia when requested by them?”.