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Table 4 Matrix of the correlation coefficients (Pearson) between the socio-demographics characteristics and the opinions about the use of morphine as an analgesic

From: Morphinofobia: the situation among the general population and health care professionals in North-Eastern Portugal

OPINIONS ABOUT USE OF MORPHINE SEX AGE LEVEL OF TRAINING PLACE OF LIVING
Its means that it is serious - Correlation coefficient -0.134** 0.403** -0.375** -0.134**
Sig. (bil.) 0.001 0.000 0.000 0.001
N 570 554 570 568
Risks of developing dependency Correlation coefficient -0.094* 0.481** -0.545** -0.119**
Sig. (bil.) 0.024 0.000 0.000 0.004
N 575 558 575 573
Risks of delirium or euphoria - Correlation coefficient -0.041 0.469** -0.467** -0.053
Sig. (bil.) 0.330 0.000 0.000 0.207
N 576 559 576 574
Diminish surviving period - Correlation coefficient -0.051 0.514** -0.583** -0.145**
Sig. (bil.) 0.223 0.000 0.000 0.000
N 578 561 578 576
Risks of somnolence or sedation - Correlation coefficient -0.110** 0.254** -0.192** 0.025
Sig. (bil) 0.008 0.000 0.000 0.547
N 577 560 577 575
Risks of increasing doses - Correlation coefficient -0.058 0.265** -0.241** -0.032
Sig. (bil.) 0.166 0.000 0.000 0.441
N 573 556 573 571
Limited life expectancy - Correlation coefficient -0.125** 0.474** -0.488** -0.147**
Sig. (bil.) 0.003 0.000 0.000 0.000
N 580 563 580 578
Legal constrains- Correlation coefficient 0.025 0.129** -0.106* -0.034
Sig. (bil.) 0.543 0.002 0.011 0.412
N 578 561 578 576
Risks of discrimination - Correlation coefficient -0.096* 0.278** -0.517** -0.169**
Sig. (bil.) 0.023 0.000 0.000 0.000
N 566 549 566 564
  1. * Significant correlation on 0,05 level (bilateral)** significant correlation on 0,01 level (bilateral)