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Table 1 survey of citizens

From: Advance directive: does the GP know and address what the patient wants? Advance directive in primary care

Age participants (y) ≤64   65–74   75–84   85–94   Total  
  n % n % n % n % n %
Number citizens* 44 8,75 290 57,85 149 29,62 19 3,78 502 100
Male# 17 38,64 137 47,08 82 55,03 12 63,16 248 49,40
Female# 27 61,36 153 52,92 67 44,97 7 36,84 255 50,79
Heard#    No 4 9,09 27 9,28 16 10,74 1 5,26 48 9,56
      Yes 40 90,91 263 90,72 133 89,26 18 94,74 455 90,63
Need#   Yes, I have one 7 15,91 46 15,91 29 19,46 5 25,32 87 17,33
      Yes, I want one 16 36,36 105 36,33 51 34,23 2 10,53 176 35,05
      No, not now 19 43,18 132 45,67 61 40,94 7 36,84 219 43,62
      No, never 2 4,55 6 2,07 8 5,37 5 26,32 21 4,18
Initiator#  Me 39 88,64 237 82,00 107 71,81 15 79,95 398 79,28
      GP 4 9,09 28 9,68 22 14,77 0 0,00 54 10,75
      Family 0 0,00 13 4,49 13 8,72 0 0,00 26 5,17
      Other 1 2,27 11 3,80 7 4,70 4 21,05 24 4,78
Task#,!    Bring up the subject 14 24,56 79 22,19 49 26,06 2 9,52 144 23,15
GP     Explain 19 33,33 131 36,79 59 31,38 6 28,57 214 34,40
      Make one 13 22,80 67 18,82 33 17,55 2 9,52 116 18,64
       None 5 8,77 37 10,39 24 12,76 4 19,04 70 11,25
      Other 6 10,52 42 11,79 23 12,23 7 33,33 78 12,54
Reasons#,!
I don’t think it’s necessary 2 4,34 15 4,91 14 7,77 2 14,28 33 6,05
I’ve never thought about it 9 19,56 48 15,73 28 15,55 4 28,57 89 16,33
It’s too early 6 13,04 71 23,27 17 9,44 1 7,14 95 17,43
I don’t know what it includes 8 17,39 43 14,09 27 15,00 0 0,00 78 14,31
I don’t dare to talk about it 1 2,17 3 0,98 7 3,88 0 0,00 11 2,01
I don’t know what my GP thinks about it 5 10,86 26 8,52 24 13,33 0 0,00 55 10,09
My family doesn’t agree 0 0,00 3 0,98 2 1,11 0 0,00 5 0,91
It contradicts my faith/world-view 1 2,17 6 1,96 4 2,22 3 21,42 14 2,56
I find it hard to make a choice 8 17,39 51 16,72 40 22,22 2 14,28 101 18,53
I find it hard to share my opinion 0 0,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 0 0,00
Other 6 13,04 39 12,78 17 9,44 2 14,28 64 11,74
  1. *This percentage is calculated in proportion to the total number of participants
  2. # These percentages are calculated in proportion to the number of participants in the group, the groups are divided by the number of advance directives. Due to rounding the sum is not always 100%.
  3. ! The participants could choose multiple answers, the sum of the answers is therefore not matching the number of participants