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Table 3 Characteristics associated with the general public acceptability of EAS in case of a psychiatric condition (n = 1946)*

From: Public and physicians’ support for euthanasia in people suffering from psychiatric disorders: a cross-sectional survey study

  Absolute EAS acceptable Univariable Multivariable
numbers Row % OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Gender
 Male 983 50.8 Reference  
 Female 963 54.6 1.167 (0.977–1.395)
Age
 16–39 408 54.2 1.400 (1.062–1.846)  
 40–69 1136 54.6 1.424 (1.133–1.789)  
  ≥ 70 402 45.8 Reference
Living with partner
 No 510 54.7 Reference  
 Yes 1436 51.9 0.895 (0.731–1.096)
Education level
 Low 551 44.3 Reference Reference
 Middle 624 50.5 1.283 (1.019–1.614) 1.292 (1.017–1.641)
 High 771 60.4 1.922 (1.540–2.399) 1.914 (1.517–2.416)
Ethnicity
 Non-Dutch 45 37.8 Reference Reference
 Dutch 1897 53.0 1.856 (1.009–3.413) 1.958 (1.026–3.736)
Religious life-stance important
 No 1568 58.7 Reference Reference
 Yes 378 27.5 0.267 (0.208–0.341) 0.276 (0.215–0.354)
Urbanization level
 Low 751 49.1 Reference Reference
 Middle 399 50.6 1.062 (0.833–1.353) 1.075 (0.833–1.386)
 High 775 57.3 1.389 (1.135–1.699) 1.267 (1.024–1.567)
General health
 Less than good 334 57.2 Reference Reference
(very) Good 1612 51.7 0.803 (0.633–1.018) 0.754 (0.586–0.969)
Presence of depression
 No 1868 52.4 Reference  
 Yes 78 59.0 1.305 (0.824–2.068)
  1. * Number of missing varied between 0 and 21 (1.1%). Bold indicates statistical significance (p < 0.05)
  2. – indicates the item was entered in the regression but was eliminated in the stepwise procedure because p > 0.10