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Table 2 The age groups and the three questions regarding (1) the principal attitude towards PAS; (2) whether I would like to have PAS myself; (3) whether I would consider prescribing the drugs needed for PAS

From: Trends in Swedish physicians’ attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide: a cross-sectional study

Principal attitudes Response options
Yes (%) No (%) Undecided (%)
Age < 46 years (n = 284) 53.6% (48.1–59.7) 26.1% (21.0–31.2 20.0% (15.4–24.6)
Age 46–60 years (n = 259) 40.2% (34.2–46.2) 36.7% (30.8–42.6) 23.2% (18.1–28.3)
Age > 61 (n = 185) 47.1% (40.0–54.2) 37.0% (30.8–43.9) 13.8% (8.9–18.7)
Would have PAS myself
 Age < 46 years (n = 283) 48.0% (42.2–53.8) 26.9% (21.7–32.1) 25.1% (20.0–30.2)
 Age 46–60 years (n = 259) 39.4% (33.4–45.4) 35.9% (30.1–41.7) 24.7% (19.4–30.0)
 Age > 61 years (n = 185) 44.9% (37.7–52.1) 36.7% (29.8–43.6) 18.4% (12.8–24.0)
Would prescribe drugs
 Age < 46 years (n = 284) 37.0% (31.4–41.6) 39.1% (33.4–44.8) 23.9% (18.9–28.9)
 Age 46–60 years (n = 258) 30.2% (24.6–35.8) 50.0% (43.9–56.1) 19.8% (14.9–24.7)
 Age > 61 years (n = 185) 36.8% (29.8–43.6) 48.1% (40.9–55.3) 15.1% (9.9–20.3)
  1. Response options were Yes, No, Undecided. The results are presented as proportions with a 95% confidence interval (CI)