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Table 3 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 98 (9.8) 43 (4.3) 769 (77.0) 88 (8.8) -
Age categories      
  20 – 40 years old 27 (9.8) 15 (5.5) 206 (74.9) 27 (9.8)  
  40 – 60 years old 48 (11.0) 17 (3.9) 331 (75.9) 40 (9.2)  
  > 60 years old 23 (8.0) 11 (3.8) 232 (80.8) 21 (7.3) 0.59
Gender      
  Male 49 (15.9) 20 (6.5) 211 (68.5) 28 (9.1)  
  Female 49 (7.1) 23 (3.3) 557 (80.9) 60 (8.7) < 0.0001
Education      
  Elementary school 18 (8.9) 2 (1.0) 169 (83.7) 13 (6.4)  
  High School 41 (8.6) 21 (4.4) 371 (78.3) 41 (8.6) < 0.0018
  University 38 (11.9) 20 (6.2) 228 (71.3) 34 (10.6)  
Marital status      
  Married 92 (10.2) 40 (4.4) 701 (77.5) 71 (7.9)  
  Single – Other 6 (6.4) 3 (3.2) 68 (72.3) 17 (18.1) < 0.02
Occupation      
  Medical/Paramedical 2 (4.3) 1 (2.2) 40 (87.0) 3 (6.5)  
  Other 96 (10.1) 42 (4.4) 728 (76.6) 85 (8.9) 0.55
Reported Religiousness      
  Much 36 (6.2) 15 (2.6) 486 (83.8) 43 (7.4)  
  Little 50 (13.9) 23 (6.4) 250 (69.4) 37 (10.3)  
  None 12 (20.7) 5 (8.6) 33 (56.9) 8 (13.8) < 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 relatives?”.