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Table 1 Proportion of Residents Answering “Agree” by Demographic

From: Assessing attitudes towards medical assisted dying in Canadian family medicine residents: a cross-sectional study

VariableCategoryTOTALWithdraw TreatmentParticipate in PHDPrescribe Lethal DrugAdminister Lethal Injection
n(% total)n(% total)n(% total)n(% total)
Age (yrs)(mean)28.829.929.129.129.3
(SD)4.53.84.04.14.4
SexMale7234(55.7)28(45.9)24(40.7)17(27.9)
Female17576(51.0)59(39.3)41(27.3)34(22.7)
SchoolQuebec9129(34.9)***36(42.9)29(34.9)26(31.0)
Ontario9252(64.2)36(44.4)26(32.1)18(22.2)
Prairie5329(63.0)15(32.6)10(22.2)7(15.2)
PGY113961(49.6)52(41.9)42(33.9)35(28.2)
210649(57.6)33(38.8)23(27.7)16(18.8)
ReligionNot religious8538(50.0)41(53.9) ***26(34.7)24(31.6) *
Other3922(68.8)*16(50.0) *13(41.9)9(28.1)
Christian12048(48.5)29(29.0)25(25.0)17(17.0)
PracticeStrictly4018(60.0)3(10.0)2(6.7)1(3.3)
Not strictly6633(61.1)17(30.9) *15(27.8) *12(21.8)
Not12049(45.4)53(49.1) ***37(34.6) **29(26.9) *
EthnicityOther6536(65.5)19(34.5)17(30.9)12(21.8)
Caucasian18274(47.7)*68(43.6)48(31.2)39(25.0)
TOTAL 247115(52.0)91(40.9)68(30.9)54(24.3)
  1. Proportion of participants that answered “agree” to different end-of-life activities.
  2. (% total) - % of participants responding “agree” by survey question (column) within each demographic (row)
  3. PHD - Physician Hastened Death. PGY – Post graduate year.
  4. Statistical significance calculated as described in methods with *** p value < 0.001, ** p value < 0.01, * p value < 0.05.