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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents

From: Ambivalence toward euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has decreased among physicians in Finland

  1993 2003 2013 2020
Number (% of total) 365 (6) 479 (8) 481 (8) 4682 (78)
Response rate 73%   57%   48%   24%  
Female, n (%) 177 (50) 254 (54) 306 (64) 3027 (65)
Age distribution, n (%)*
 < 45 y na   142 (30) 194 (41) 2263 (48)
 ≥ 45 y na   331 (70) 285 (60) 2419 (52)
Participates in the care of dying patients, n (%)
 Yes 197 (56) 226 (48) 200 (42) 2419 (52)
 No 157 (44) 248 (52) 274 (58) 2248 (48)
Patient or relative having ask for euthanasia or PAS, n (%)
 Yes 59 (17) 57 (12) 58 (12) 762 (16)
 No 293 (83) 420 (88) 417 (88) 3920 (84)
  1. *From 1993 data was not available