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Table 4 Association of population demographics with attitudes on cremation

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 78 (7.8) 66 (6.6) 781 (78.2) 73 (7.3) -
Age categories      
  20 – 40 years old 21 (7.6) 25 (9.1) 209 (76.0) 20 (7.3)  
  40 – 60 years old 31 (7.1) 25 (5.7) 347 (79.6) 33 (7.6)  
  > 60 years old 26 (9.1) 16 (5.6) 225 (78.4) 20 (6.9) 0.57
Gender      
  Male 38 (12.3) 32 (10.4) 208 (67.5) 30 (9.7)  
  Female 40 (5.8) 34 (4.9) 572 (83.0) 43 (6.2) < 0.0001
Education      
  Elementary school 11 (5.4) 9 (4.5) 173 (85.6) 9 (4.4)  
  High School 40 (8.4) 21 (4.4) 379 (80.0) 34 (7.2)  
  University 27 (8.5) 35 (10.9) 228 (71.2) 30 (9.4) < 0.0006
Marital status      
  Married 74 (8.1) 52 (6.5) 711 (78.6) 68 (7.5)  
  Single – Other 4 (4.3) 14 (14.9) 70 (74.5) 6 (6.4) 0.012
Occupation      
  Medical/Paramedical 3 (6.5) 2 (4.3) 37 (80.4) 4 (8.7)  
  Other 75 (7.9) 64 (6.7) 743 (78.1) 69 (7.2) 0.93
Reported Religiousness      
  Much 25 (4.3) 34 (5.9) 496 (85.5) 25 (4.3)  
  Little 39 (10.8) 28 (7.8) 253 (70.3) 40 (11.1)  
  None 14 (24.1) 4 (6.9) 30 (54.5) 7 (12.7) < 0.0001
  1. Table columns represent responses to the question “Do you support cremation instead of burial?”.