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Table 2 The distribution of knowledge on willingness to organ donation

From: Knowledge, attitudes and willingness to organ donation among the general public: a cross-sectional survey in China

Items Answer Willingness to organ donation P-Value
All
(N = 4274)
No
(N = 1393)
Yes
(N = 1395)
Item 1: Organ donation refers to donation of cadaveric organs, living organs cannot be donated True 1669(39.10%) 538(38.68%) 643(46.19%)  < 0.001
False 2600(60.90%) 853(61.32%) 749(53.81%)  
Item 2: Brain death means that the patient cannot breathe, and the heart cannot beat True 1501(35.13%) 477(34.24%) 596(42.75%)  < 0.001
False 2772(64.87%) 916(65.76%) 798(57.25%)  
Item 3: Living organs can only be donated to immediate family members True 839(19.65%) 269(19.35%) 372(26.70%)  < 0.001
False 3430(80.35%) 1121(80.65%) 1021(73.30%)  
Item 4: Any doctor can determine brain death True 490(11.47%) 165(11.84%) 189(13.58%) 0.008
False 3781(88.53%) 1228(88.16%) 1203(86.42%)  
Item 5: Organ removal must be performed only after brain death is determined True 2460(57.65%) 855(61.51%) 759(54.57%) 0.008
False 1807(42.35%) 535(38.49%) 632(45.43%)  
Item 6: People with any disease can donate organs True 599(14.03%) 199(14.30%) 213(15.31%) 0.103
False 3670(85.97%) 1193(85.70%) 1178(84.69%)  
Item 7: People of any age can donate organs True 1406(33.00%) 536(38.67%) 396(28.51%)  < 0.001
False 2855(67.00%) 850(61.33%) 993(71.49%)  
Item 8: Citizens have not expressed their disapproval of organ donation during their lifetime. After their death, spouses, adult children, and parents can jointly express their consent to organ donation True 2415(56.56%) 833(59.84%) 752(54.02%) 0.007
False 1855(43.44%) 559(40.16%) 640(45.98%)  
Item 9: Organ donors cannot claim any monetary compensation True 2402(56.24%) 868(62.36%) 737(52.91%)  < 0.001
False 1869(43.76%) 524(37.64%) 656(47.09%)  
Item 10: Donors pay for organ removal surgery True 801(18.75%) 267(19.18%) 265(19.02%) 0.724
False 3470(81.25%) 1125(80.82%) 1128(80.98%)  
Total score of knowledge to organ donation Mean(SD) 6.50(1.62) 6.32(1.66) 6.71(1.53)  < 0.001