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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and experience of “do not resuscitate”

From: Allow natural death versus do-not-resuscitate: titles, information contents, outcomes, and the considerations related to do-not-resuscitate decision

Variables N (%)
Age (years) Mean = 39.19 (SD = 14.34, range = 20–88)
Gender
 Male 212 (40.46)
 Female 312 (59.54)
Job
 Full-time 327 (62.40)
 Part-time 48 (9.16)
 None 149 (28.44)
Education
 None 11 (2.10)
 Elementary school 29 (5.53)
 Junior high school 46 (8.21)
 Senior high school 99 (18.89)
 College and university 277 (52.86)
 Postgraduate 62 (11.83)
Marriage
 Single 222 (42.37)
 Married 262 (50.00)
 Divorced 19 (3.63)
 Widowed 14 (2.67)
 Others 7 (1.34)
Self-rated health
 Very good 98 (18.70)
 Good 206 (39.31)
 Usual 192 (36.64)
 Not good 20 (3.82)
 Very bad 8 (1.53)
Have heard about DNR?
 Yes 441 (84.16)
 No 83 (13.84)
Have had a DNR order?
 Yes 128 (24.43)
 No 396 (75.57)
One day, will you accept a DNR order?
 Definitely yes 266 (50.76)
 Not sure 241 (45.99)
 Definitely no 17 (3.24)
The appropriate timing of discussing DNR
 Healthy 144 (27.48)
 Just been diagnosed 68 (12.98)
 Disease progressed 105 (20.04)
 Terminal stage of the disease 159 (30.34)
 Facing death/dying 48 (9.16)
Would you like participate in the DNR discussion?
 Yes 499 (95.23)
 No 25 (4.77)
Who should make the DNR decision?
 Self 186 (35.50)
 Families 12 (2.29)
 Medical staff 5 (0.95)
 Self and families 285 (54.39)
 Self and medical staff 31 (5.92)
 Self, families, and medical staff 5 (0.95)
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