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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Participant characteristics according life-sustaining treatment preference by sex

Males Females
Disagreement Others P-values Disagreement Others P-values
Unweighted Number 1,600 2,256 2,399 3,444
Age, years 73.3±0.2 73.7±0.1 0.070 73.9±0.1 74.6±0.1 <0.001
MMSE score, weighted N (%) 0.232 <0.001
Normal (≥24) 1,393.2 (83.0) 1811.4 (81.1) 1,655.1 (69.1) 1,971.2 (60.9)
Mild (20-23) 225.4 (13.4) 324.8 (14.5) 472.1 (19.7) 791.6 (24.4)
Dementia (≤19) 59.9 (3.6) 98.4 (4.4) 268.4 (11.2) 474.2 (14.7)
Household structure, weighted N (%) 0.132 0.511
Alone 219.3 (13.1) 258.0 (11.5) 893.2 (37.3) 1165.9 (36.0)
With spouse 1,090.6 (65.0) 1422.4 (63.7) 853.2 (35.6) 1154.3 (35.7)
With others besides spouse 368.7 (22.0) 554.2 (24.8) 649.2 (27.1) 916.8 (28.3)
Education, weighted N (%) 0.607 <0.001
Short (<6 years) 178.0 (10.6) 218.3 (9.8) 791.9 (33.1) 1,167.3 (36.1)
Intermediate (6-<12 years) 865.3 (51.6) 1180.2 (52.8) 1,203.0 (50.2) 1,636.9 (50.6)
Long (≥12 years) 635.3 (37.9) 836.1 (37.4) 400.72 (16.7) 432.8 (13.4)
Personal income, 103 KRW/year 1,719.1±49.7 1,706.3±33.3 0.831 828.8±16.8 779.1±13.0 0.019
With private insurance, weighted N (%) 534.8 (31.9) 651.0 (29.1) 0.066 782.6 (32.7) 887.3 (27.4) <0.001
Depression, weighted N (%) 24.3 (1.5) 52.5 (2.4) 0.044 92.93 (3.9) 127.3 (3.9) 0.916
Hospitalization, weighted N (%) 239.0 (14.2) 321.0 (14.4) 0.912 428.4 (17.9) 552.6 (17.1) 0.426
Current smokers, weighted N (%) 358.1 (21.3) 445.7 (19.9) 0.288 62.6 (2.6) 104.9 (3.2) 0.170
Current drinkers, weighted N (%) 805.1 (48.0) 1,036.8 (46.4) 0.332 312.6 (13.1) 385.8 (11.9) 0.204
Regular exercisers, weighted N (%) 928.3 (55.3) 1,245.7 (55.8) 0.784 985.9 (41.2) 1,414.0 (43.7) 0.058

All variables were presented as mean or percentage±standard errors.

MMSE, mini-mental state examination.

P-values were calculated from chi-square tests for categorical variables or independent t-tests for continuous variables.

Korean J Clin Geri 2022;23:36-43 https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2022.23.1.36
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