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Table 2 Attitude score indexed by 12-item questionnaire exploring EoL practices according to responses

From: Physicians’ attitudes in relation to end-of-life decisions in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: a national multicenter survey

  N Mean ± SD Range Median Q25–Q75 p
WH treatment
 Yes 28 7.3 ± 5.4 0.4–9.8 7.7 5.9–9.2  < 0.0001
 No 128 5.4 ± 2.0 0–10 5.3 5.3–6.9
WH emergency treatment
 Yes 50 6.4 ± 2.1 0.4–9.8 6.3 5.0–7.8 0.0039
 No 106 5.5 ± 2.1 0–10 5.2 4.0–6.9
Continue treatment
 Yes 91 5.7 ± 2.2 0.4–9.8 5.4 4.0–7.3 0.5003
 No 65 5.8 ± 2.2 0–10 5.8 5.8–7.3
WD mechanical ventilation
 Yes 11 7.6 ± 2.3 3.1–9.8 7.3 6.0–9.7 0.0061
 No 145 5.6 ± 2.1 0–10 5.4 4.0–7.2
Administer medication
 Yes 30 6.9 ± 2.0 2.7–9.8 6.9 5.0–8.6 0.0029
 No 126 5.5 ± 2.1 0–10 5.4 4.0–7.0
  1. WH withhold, WD withdraw, administer medication administration of sedatives and/or analgesic drugs, SD standard deviation, Q25–Q75 quantile 25–75