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Table 5 Correlates for positive preference towards ADs

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

Correlates b Beta p value
Experience with hospitalization and death (Yes = 1) 0.072 0.052 0.312
Awareness regarding living willsa 0.153 0.167 0.001**
Experience with the use of ADs (Yes = 1) 0.247 0.126 0.019*
Preference for end-of-life treatmentb 0.158 0.161 0.002**
Preference for information disclosurec 0.087 0.105 0.043*
Intentions of creating a willd 0.193 0.127 0.015*
Sex (Male = 1) -0.101 -0.073 0.165
Age    
   20's 0.164 0.098 0.167
   30's 0.105 0.054 0.409
   40's 0.123 0.073 0.304
   50's 0.068 0.043 0.529
   60's Baseline category   
Educatione 0.067 0.049 0.371
Religionf 0.019 0.011 0.822
Self-rated Health Statusg -0.068 -0.065 0.201
R2 0.17    
  1. Symbols indicate level of significance: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. Preference toward ADs (dependent variable): Strongly agree = 4, Moderately agree = 3, Moderately disagree = 2, Strongly disagree = 1, aYes = 3, Yes, but I am unsure of its meaning = 2, No = 1, b"Agree with b" = 4, "Fairly agree with b" = 3, "Fairly agree with a" = 2, "Agree with a" = 1, c"Agree with a" = 4, "Fairly agree with a" = 3, "Fairly agree with b" = 2, "Agree with b" = 1, dYes = 1, No or Undecided = 0, eUniversity/College or more = 1, Junior College, High school, Junior high school = 0, fBuddhism, Shinto, Christian, and others = 1, None = 0, gGood = 4, Fairly good = 3, Fairly poor = 2, Poor = 1.