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Table 2 The relationship between community residents’ awareness of hospice care and their attitudes towards life-sustaining treatment

From: Investigation of the awareness of and demand for hospice care and attitudes towards life-sustaining treatment at the end of life among community residents in Hangzhou

Project Category Life-sustaining treatment attitudes at the end of life Total (n = 519) x2 P‧
Active treatment (n = 181) Comfortable support treatment (n = 265) No treatment needed (n = 73)
Awareness of hospice care Better understanding 11 (25.58) 29 (67.44) 3 (6.98) 43 (8.29) 18.382 0.001**
Basic understanding 61 (27.98) 127 (58.26) 30 (13.76) 218 (42.00)
No understanding 109 (42.24) 109 (42.25) 40 (15.50) 258 (49.71)
Total 181 (34.88) 265 (51.05) 73 (14.06) 519 (100.00)