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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Exploring attitudes toward physician-assisted death in patients with life-limiting illnesses with varying experiences of palliative care: a pilot study

   No palliative care (n = 21) New palliative care (n = 64) Prior palliative care (n = 17)
Age (average ± SD) 68.0 ± 11.2 69.1 ± 12.0 63.8 ± 10.9
Female (n [%]) 8 (38) 32 (50) 13 (76)
Inpatients (n [%]) 18 (86) 49 (79) 15 (88)
Race White (n [%]) 20 (95) 62 (97) 17 (100)
Other (n [%]) 1 (5) 2 (3) 0 (0)
Born in Canada (n [%]) 18 (86) 54 (84) 13 (76)
Marital Status Single (n [%]) 1 (5) 3 (5) 0 (0)
Married (n [%]) 14 (67) 39 (61) 11 (65)
Divorced (n [%]) 3 (14) 10 (16) 3 (18)
Widowed (n [%]) 3 (14) 12 (19) 3 (18)
Education Post-secondary or higher (n [%]) 10 (48) 26 (41) 9 (53)
High school or lower (n [%]) 11 (52) 38 (59) 8 (47)
Spiritual (n [%]) 16 (76) 50 (78) 16 (94)
Religious (n [%]) 14 (67) 43 (67) 10 (59)
Religion Catholic (n [%]) 9 (43) 22 (34) 6 (35)
Christian (n [%]) 6 (29) 26 (41) 6 (35)
Other (n [%]) 0 (0) 2 (3) 0 (0)
No religion (n [%]) 6 (29) 14 (22) 5 (29)
Diagnosis Malignant (n [%]) 20 (95) 59 (92) 17 (100)
Non-Malignant (n [%]) 1 (5) 5 (8) 0 (0)
Code Status DNR (do not resuscitate) (n [%]) 7 (33) 50 (78) 9 (53)
Full code (n [%]) 10 (48) 13 (20) 5 (29)
Unsure (n [%]) 4 (19) 1 (2) 4 (24)
Year of Diagnosis Since 2015 (n [%]) 12 (57) 39 (61) 10 (59)
2012–2014 (n [%]) 4 (19) 14 (22) 2 (12)
Before 2012 (n [%]) 5 (24) 11 (17) 5 (29)
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