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Table 2 Number of patients (percentage) that would wish to know their survival probability or predicted life expectancy if it were available in clinical practice

From: Discussing life expectancy with surgical patients: Do patients want to know and how should this information be delivered?

Question Response Overall (n = 120) Male (n = 60) Female (n = 60) Left Full-Time Education ≤ 16 yrs (n = 88) Left Full-Time Education >16 yrs (n = 32)
10 yr Survival Probability Yes 77 (64%) 41 (68%) 36 (60%) 57 (65%) 20 (63%)
  No 43 (36%) 19 (32%) 24 (40%) 31 (35%) 12 (37%)
Life Expectancy Yes 70 (58%) 38 (63%) 32 (53%) 51 (58%) 19 (59%)
  No 50 (42%) 22 (37%) 28 (47%) 37 (42%) 13 (41%)