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Table 3 Attitude towards doctor assisted death among different socio-demographic subgroups in the survey sample (N = 494)

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

Participants
characteristics
Support Doctor Assisted Death
(SDAD)
N (%)
Oppose Doctor Assisted Death
(ODAD)
N (%)
No position
N (%)
P value
Chi-Square
All respondents (494) 241 (48.8) 183 (35.0) 70 (14.2)  
Gender     0.31
 Male (n = 243) 111 (45.7) 98 (40.3) 34 (14.0)  
 Female (n = 251) 130 (51.8) 85 (33.9) 36 (14.3)  
Age     <.0001
 18–34 (n = 186) 68 (36.6) 89 (47.8) 29 (15.6)  
 35–44 (n = 100) 47 (47.0) 41 (41.0) 12 (12.0)  
 45–54 (n = 73) 37 (50.7) 24 (32.9) 12 (16.4)  
 55–64 (n = 60) 33 (55.0) 18 (30.0) 9 (15.0)  
 65 + (n = 75) 56 (74.7) 11 (14.7) 8 (10.6)  
Age     <.0001
 18–44 (n = 286) 115 (40.2) 130 (45.5) 41 (14.3)  
 45–64 (n = 133) 70 (52.6) 42 (31.6) 21 (15.8)  
 65 + (n = 75) 56 (74.7) 11 (14.7) 8 (10.6)  
Education (years)     0.02
  < K12 (n = 53) 17 (32.1) 26 (49.1) 10 (18.8)  
 K12 (n = 136) 68 (50.0) 54 (39.7) 14 (10.3)  
  > K 12 nonacademic (vocational) (n = 108) 49 (45.4) 46 (42.6) 13 (12.0)  
  > K12 academic (n = 196) 107 (54.6) 57 (29.1) 32 (16.3)  
Income     <.001
 Bellow average (n = 191) 72 (37.7) 89 (46.6) 30 (15.7)  
 Average (n = 110) 62 (56.4) 33 (30.0) 15 (13.6)  
 Above average (n = 138) 82 (59.4) 40 (29.0) 16 (11.6)  
Religiousness     <.0001
 Secular (n = 206) 143 (69.4) 38 (18.5) 25 (12.1)  
 Tradition keeper (n = 149) 73 (49) 50 (33.6) 26 (17.4)  
 Religious (n = 88) 23 (26.1) 51 (58.0) 14 (15.9)  
 Ultra-orthodox (n = 49) 1 (2.0) 44 (89.8) 4 (8.2)  
Ethnicity     <.0001
 Jewish (n = 400) 214 (53.5) 135 (33.8) 51 (12.8)  
 Othera (n = 94) 27 (28.7) 48 (51.1) 19 (20.2)  
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