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Table 2 Results from logistic regression analysis for attitudes towards assisted suicide and euthanasia

From: Attitudes towards assisted suicide and euthanasia among care-dependent older adults (50+) in Austria: the role of socio-demographics, religiosity, physical illness, psychological distress, and social isolation

  Availability of assisted suicide (yes = 1) Hypothetic utilisation of assisted suicide (yes = 1) Availability of euthanasia (yes = 1) Hypothetic utilisation of euthanasia (yes = 1)
OR (CI-95) OR (CI-95) OR (CI-95) OR (CI-95)
Socio-demographics
 Women (Ref. = Men) 0.70 (0.43-1.13) 0.75 (0.46-1.22) 1.07 (0.64-1.78) 0.83 (0.51-1.35)
 Age (2SDs = 22.0) 1.08 (0.65-1.79) 0.64 (0.39-1.06) 0.73 (0.44-1.21) 0.81 (0.49-1.35)
 High education (Ref. = low) 1.54 (0.83-2.85) 1.33 (0.73-2.42) 1.07 (0.58-1.97) 1.18 (0.65-2.16)
 Town/small city (Ref. = rural/village) 2.13 (0.97-4.65) 2.53 (1.09-5.87) 1.55 (0.67-3.58) 1.20 (0.54-2.64)
 Large city (Ref. = rural/village) 2.22 (1.12-4.40) 2.24 (1.05-4.78) 1.91 (0.96-3.78) 1.67 (0.84-3.32)
Religiosity
 Rather religious (Ref. = very religious) 1.35 (0.77-2.35) 1.73 (0.97-3.08) 2.24 (1.26-3.97) 0.82 (0.46-1.44)
 Rather not religious (Ref. = very religious) 1.31 (0.63-2.72) 1.94 (0.92-4.08) 1.99 (0.92-4.31) 1.56 (0.76-3.22)
 Not at all religious (Ref. = very religious) 1.36 (0.53-3.49) 1.61 (0.64-4.09) 4.16 (1.66-10.4) 1.68 (0.70-2.60)
Physical illness
 Poor self-rated health (Ref. = no) 1.91 (1.05-3.45) 1.73 (0.94-3.16) 0.73 (0.39-1.38) 1.41 (0.76-2.60)
 Functional limitations (2SDs = 5.9) 0.95 (0.54-1.67) 0.96 (0.53-1.72) 0.78 (0.44-1.38) 0.82 (0.45-1.48)
 Poor sensory functioning (Ref. = no) 1.08 (0.60-1.96) 0.92 (0.52-1.65) 0.72 (0.39-1.32) 1.01 (0.57-1.80)
Psychological distress
 Fear of death (2SDs = 6.2) 2.58 (1.50-4.42) 2.16 (1.21-3.87) 2.11 (1.20-3.69) 2.56 (1.45-4.53)
 Perceived burdensomeness (2SDs = 14.5) 1.45 (0.68-3.06) 1.32 (0.64-2.73) 1.37 (0.62-3.02) 1.41 (0.66-3.02)
 Depressed affect (2SDs = 3.7) 0.91 (0.52-1.60) 0.64 (0.37-1.13) 1.59 (0.89-2.81) 0.90 (0.52-1.58)
 Passive suicide ideation (Ref. = none) 0.92 (0.49-1.74) 1.04 (0.56-1.91) 0.79 (0.43-1.48) 0.90 (0.47-1.73)
 Active suicide ideation (Ref. = none) 2.52 (1.08-5.89) 3.10 (1.37-7.04) 1.59 (0.70-3.59) 2.12 (0.91-4.91)
Social isolation
 Living alone (Ref. = living with others) 1.71 (0.93-3.12) 1.47 (0.82-2.65) 2.54 (1.39-4.63) 3.99 (2.19-7.26)
 Thwarted belonging (2SDs = 13.8) 0.50 (0.22-1.13) 0.64 (0.29-1.41) 0.96 (0.42-2.21) 0.69 (0.31-1.53)
 Social trust (2SD = 5.7) 1.30 (0.78-2.19) 1.50 (0.87-2.56) 0.75 (0.45-1.25) 1.20 (0.71-2.03)
 Trust in doctors (2SDs = 4.8) 0.58 (0.33-1.03) 0.55 (0.32-0.97) 0.85 (0.50-1.44) 0.68 (0.39-1.18)
 AIC/Pseudo-R2 (Nagelkerke) 582/0.186 573/0.177 579/0.197 573/0.197
  1. N = 493, unweighted data, OR odds ratio, CI-95 = 95% confidence interval, 2SDs = 2 standard deviations, AIC = Akaike Information Criterion. Bold font indicates p < 0.05, italic font p < 0.1. Continuous variables are mean centred and divided by two standard deviations