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Table 4 Reasons against the use of ADs (n = 83)

From: Perspectives on advance directives in Japanese society: A population-based questionnaire survey

Questions Yes (%)
My family will make such decisions when the time is needed. 42 (50.6)
My physician will make such decisions when the time is needed. 35 (42.2)
I am currently healthy and there is no need to consider such decisions. 37 (44.6)
At my present age, there is no need to consider such decisions. 12 (14.5)
I have no information about ADs etc. 18 (21.7)
I feel that I will never be in situation where I would need an AD. 6 (7.2)
It is impossible to thing of such decisions for it is impossible to imagine oneself in such a situation. 45 (54.2)
I do not want to think that I will eventually die or loose my memory. 13 (15.7)
Others 8 (9.6)
  1. Above are obtained from those who chosen either "strongly disagree" or "moderately disagree" in question 3 (preference toward ADs). Data indicate the number of respondents who marked each item.