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Table 2 Results of multinomial logistic regression analysis of attitudes to (a) truth telling and (b) doctor assisted death among sample (N = 515) with support as a reference group

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

parameter Effect category Point Estimate 95% Wald p value
Confidence Limits
(a) Attitudes toward Truth Telling
Religiousness       0.0009  
Ultra-orthodox vs. Secular Oppose 3.5550 1.5660 8.0730   0.0024
Ultra-orthodox vs. Secular Undetermined 4.5400 1.6930 12.1730   0.0026
Religious vs. Secular Oppose 2.1160 1.0960 4.0870   0.0256
Religious vs. Secular Undetermined 1.7680 0.7130 4.3810   0.2184
Traditional vs. Secular Oppose 0.9000 0.4860 1.6680   0.7386
Traditional vs. Secular Undetermined 0.7430 0.3090 1.7870   0.5074
Education       0.0018  
K12 non-academic vs. K12 Oppose 3.0440 1.5830 5.8530   0.0008
K12 non-academic vs. K12 Undetermined 2.2730 1.0620 4.8640   0.0344
Academic vs. K12 Oppose 1.8460 0.9960 3.4190   0.0514
Academic vs. K12 Undetermined 0.5340 0.2120 1.3450   0.1830
<K12 vs. K12 Oppose 1.7380 0.7700 3.9220   0.1835
<K12 vs. K12 Undetermined 0.3420 0.0740 1.5820   0.1698
Age       0.632  
35–44 vs 18–34 Oppose 1.0370 0.5400 1.9900   0.9133
35–44 vs 18–34 Undetermined 1.7950 0.6090 5.2920   0.2890
45–54 vs 18–34 Oppose 0.5880 0.2370 1.4640   0.2540
45–54 vs 18–34 Undetermined 2.2770 0.6900 7.5150   0.1768
55–64 vs 18–34 Oppose 1.2390 0.5180 2.9660   0.6305
55–64 vs 18–34 Undetermined 2.8430 0.8250 9.7950   0.0978
65a vs 18–34 Oppose 1.2360 0.5410 2.8250   0.6150
65a vs 18–34 Undetermined 2.4080 0.7150 8.1030   0.1559
Gender       0.2851  
Female vs. Male Oppose 1.1410 0.6920 1.8800   0.6054
Female vs. Male Undetermined 1.7160 0.8750 3.3670   0.1164
(b) Attitudes toward doctor assisted deatha
Ethnicity       <.0001  
Non-Jew vs. Jew Oppose 3.35 1.90 5.91   <.0001
Non-Jew vs. Jew Undetermined 2.78 1.39 5.55   0.0037
Religiousness       <.0001  
Religious vs. Secular Oppose 6.6260 3.4790 12.6190   <.0001
Religious vs. Secular Undetermined 3.0780 1.3590 6.9720   0.0070
Traditional vs. Secular Oppose 1.9310 1.1280 3.3050   0.0164
Traditional vs. Secular Undetermined 1.7000 0.8950 3.2300   0.1053
Age       0.2654  
18 to 34 vs 65a Oppose 3.9570 1.5630 10.0200   0.0037
18 to 34 vs 65a Undetermined 1.6310 0.6400 4.1570   0.3050
35 to 44 vs 65a Oppose 3.8430 1.4550 10.1490   0.0066
35 to 44 vs 65a Undetermined 1.3150 0.4720 3.6620   0.6005
45 to 54 vs 65a Oppose 2.6750 0.9460 7.5650   0.0636
45 to 54 vs 65a Undetermined 1.5300 0.5370 4.3560   0.4257
55 to 64 vs 65a Oppose 3.4040 1.2030 9.6290   0.0210
55 to 64 vs 65a Undetermined 1.6520 0.5700 4.7930   0.3553
Gender       0.9940  
Male vs. Female Oppose 1.0270 0.6320 1.6670   0.9152
Male vs. Female Undetermined 1.0030 0.5570 1.8070   0.9909
  1. aUltra-orthodox are excluded from this analysis due to their overwhelming opposition to euthanasia
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