Table 4

Prior experience with own life-threatening diseases or family members in need of care and presence of AD

No ADCompletion of AD
Cared for a family member until her/his death (N=2672)*
 No1097 (76)341 (24)
 Yes822 (67)412 (33)
Suffered from a life-threatening disease once before (N=2636)*
 No1333 (76)419 (24)
 Yes568 (64)316 (36)
  • *N on this variable differs from the total N due to missing values.

  • For all variables, the numbers of participants (percentages in brackets) are given

  • AD, advance directive.