Table 4

Multiple logistic regression models for factors considered important in preference for mode of deaths

Active pain controlWithdrawal of futile LSTPassive euthanasiaActive euthanasiaPhysician-assisted suicide
aOR95% CIaOR95% CIaOR95% CIaOR95% CIaOR95% CI
Sex
 MaleRefRefRef
 Female0.800.70 to 0.910.870.76 to 1.00
Age (years)
 <50
 ≥50
Education
 Middle school or lessRefRefRefRefRefRefRefRef
 High school or higher1.771.33 to 2.361.431.14 to 1.791.701.36 to 2.121.401.12 to 1.77
Religion
 NoRefRef
 Yes1.281.02 to 1.59
Monthly income
 <3000 $RefRefRefRef
 ≥3000 $1.831.46 to 2.301.381.17 to 1.63
Caregiver experience
 NoRefRefRefRefRefRefRefRef
 Yes1.671.34 to 2.081.381.11 to 1.720.870.76 to 1.000.860.75 to 0.98
Life ends with death
 NegativeRefRefRefRefRefRef
 Positive1.661.30 to 2.111.801.54 to 2.121.871.57 to 2.22
Death is painful and therefore to be feared
 NegativeRefRefRefRefRefRefRefRefRefRef
 Positive1.31.05 to 1.611.391.12 to 1.731.181.04 to 1.351.151.01 to 1.321.191.03 to 1.37
Life continues to remain intact after ending of life
 NegativeRefRefRefRefRefRef
 Positive1.271.02 to 1.601.181.03 to 1.351.261.09 to 1.46
People should prepare to show mercy
 NegativeRefRef
 Positive1.391.01 to 1.93
People should be remembered
 NegativeRefRefRefRef
 Positive2.031.48 to 2.791.961.56 to 2.46
Presence of family
 NegativeRefRefRefRef
 Positive0.780.62 to 0.990.710.56 to 0.90
Not be a burden to family
 NegativeRefRefRefRef
 Positive1.621.39 to 1.901.611.37 to 1.89
Resolve unfinished business
 NegativeRefRef
 Positive0.820.69 to 0.98
Feel life was meaningful
 NegativeRefRefRefRefRefRef
 Positive2.561.58 to 4.150.730.60 to 0.890.680.54 to 0.85
Freedom from pain
 NegativeRefRef
 Positive0.690.55 to 0.85
  • aOR, adjusted OR; LST, life-sustaining treatment.