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Table 3 Proportions of responders (from all years) agreeing with the statements of euthanasia and PAS according to the background factors

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

  Euthanasia should be legalized in Finland P-value* A physician should be punished for assisting in a suicide P-value*
Fully/partly agree, n (%) Fully/partly agree, n (%)
Gender     < 0.001    0.002
 Female 1623 (43)   925 (25)  
 Male 1060 (49)   611 (28)  
Age**    < 0.001   0.904   
 < 45 y 1263 (48)   660 (25)  
 ≥ 45 y 1345 (44)   775 (26)  
Participates in the care of dying patients, n (%)     < 0.001     < 0.001
 Yes 1270 (42)   862 (28)  
 No 1435 (49)   688 (24)  
Patient or relative having ask for euthanasia or PAS, n (%)     < 0.001    0.114
 Yes 493 (53)   225 (24)  
 No 2223 (44)   1329 (26)  
  1. Two -sided p-values < 0.05 were considered statistically significant
  2. * Pearson Chi-Square
  3. **From 1993 data was not available