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Personal preference in end-of-life decisions in U.S. adults by ethnicity 2013

This statistic displays the personal preference of U.S. adults in what to tell their doctors if they had a disease with no hopes of improvement and were suffering great deals of pain, by ethnicity, in 2013. Some 40 percent of Hispanic adults would tell the doctor to stop treatment so they could die. In the last 15 years, the percentage of people saying that medical professionals should do everything possible to save a patients life has increased.

Views of U.S. adults on personal end-of-life decisions in 2013, by ethnicity

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Release date

November 2013


United States

Survey time period

March 21 to April 8, 2013

Number of respondents

1,994 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "If you had a disease with no hope of improvement and you were suffering a great deal of physical pain, would you tell your doctor to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to save your life, or would you tell your doctor to STOP TREATMENT so you could die?"
Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding. Whites and blacks are those who are non-Hispanic. Hispanics include those of any race.

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