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Table 1 Attitude towards truth telling to patients about their medical condition among different socio-demographic subgroups in the survey sample (N = 515)

From: Assisted life termination and truth telling to terminally ill patients – a cross-sectional study of public opinions in Israel

Participants characteristics Support Telling Entire Truth
(STET)
N (%)
Oppose Telling Entire Truth
(OTET)
N (%)
No position
N (%)
P value
Chi-Square
All respondents (515) 361 (70.9) 97 (19.1) 51 (10.0)  
Gender     0.18
 Male (n = 251) 184 (73.3) 48 (19.1) 19 (7.6)  
 Female (n = 258) 177 (68.6) 49 (19.1) 32 (12.4)  
Age     0.35
 18–34 (n = 195) 136 (69.8) 41 (21) 18 (9.2)  
 35–44 (n = 104) 80 (76.9) 19 (18.3) 5 (4.8)  
 45–54 (n = 74) 55 (74.3) 9 (12.2) 10 (13.5)  
 55–64 (n = 61) 41 (67.2) 12 (19.7) 8 (13.1)  
 65 a (n = 75) 49 (65.3) 16 (21.3) 10 (13.3)  
Education (years)     <.0001
  < K12 (n = 55) 41 (74.6) 12 (21.8) 2 (3.6)  
 K12 (n = 139) 103 (74.1) 29 (20.9) 7 (5.0)  
  > K 12 nonacademic (vocational) (n = 112) 58 (51.8) 32 (28.6) 22 (19.6)  
  > K12 academic (n = 201) 158 (78.6) 24 (11.9) 19 (9.5)  
Income     0.05
 Bellow average (n = 198) 131 (66.2) 47 (23.7) 20 (10.1)  
 Average (n = 112) 87 (77.7) 21 (18.7) 4 (3.6)  
 Above average (n = 139) 106 (76.3) 20 (14.4) 13 (9.3)  
Religiousness     <.0001
 Secular (n = 211) 160 (75.8) 32 (15.2) 19 (9.0)  
 Tradition keeper (n = 152) 120 (79.0) 23 (15.1) 9 (5.9)  
 Religious (n = 92) 59 (64.1) 24 (26.1) 9 (9.8)  
 Ultra-orthodox (n = 52) 21 (40.4) 18 (34.6) 13 (25)  
Ethnicity     0.33
 Jewish (n = 410) 285 (69.5) 81 (19.8) 44 (10.7)  
 Differenta (n = 99) 76 (76.8) 16 (16.2) 7 (7.0)  
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