How obligated are medical professionals to assist?
Independent variable n Not at all Slightly Moderately Highly Don’t know
Marriage length            
Few months 417 24.2 8.6 24.5 36.2 6.5
Few years 446 22.6 10.1 22.0 39.5 5.8
Sex of deceased            
Male 435 22.8 8.0 23.2 40.9 5.1
Female 428 24.1 10.7 23.1 34.8 7.2
Parenthood plans            
Undecided about children 422 27.5 9.2 21.6 35.3 6.4
Wanted to have children 441 19.5 9.5 24.7 40.4 5.9
Cause of death            
Car accident 424 31.6 8.0 22.2 33.0 5.2
Suicide 436 35.6 13.1 20.4 26.1 4.8
Deceased’s parents’ wishes            
Opposed 435 40.0 8.5 20.5 26.7 4.4
Supportive 426 26.5 10.3 20.2 39.0 4.0
Table 3: Percentage of responses within each level of the independent variables.