Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q45

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

FORM 3 & 4: Do you think that you, personally, would want these medical treatments, or wouldn't you want them?
  1) Yes, would want
  2) No, wouldn't want
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, would want 38% 38%
No, wouldn't want 55.8% 93.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 100%
Total N = 2012

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Yes, would want 39.6% 42.8% 35.5% 28.1% 39.3% 38.1%
No, wouldn't want 57.4% 51.5% 57.7% 61.2% 55.1% 55.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 5.7% 6.8% 10.7% 5.6% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, would want 45.1% 36.7% 36.9% 35.6% 38.1%
No, wouldn't want 49.0% 57.0% 57.3% 57.4% 55.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 6.3% 5.8% 7.0% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2012


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
Yes, would want 47.0% 38.6% 34.1% 36.8% 38.0% 37.8%
No, wouldn't want 45.2% 56.8% 59.5% 57.6% 53.0% 56.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.8% 4.6% 6.4% 5.6% 9.0% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, would want 35.0% 52.4% 38.9% 54.2% 29.5% 37.8% 38.1%
No, wouldn't want 58.3% 42.9% 51.1% 42.4% 59.7% 59.3% 55.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.7% 4.7% 10.0% 3.4% 10.9% 2.9% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, would want 42.7% 33.6% 38.0%
No, wouldn't want 52.5% 58.8% 55.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 7.5% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2012


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Yes, would want 34.2% 46.1% 46.5% 37.3% 37.6%
No, wouldn't want 59.0% 48.7% 48.0% 58.2% 56.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.8% 5.3% 5.5% 4.5% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1983



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