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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Attitudes toward posthumous assisted reproduction in China: a multi-dimensional survey

The general public (N = 2076) IVF patients (N = 432) ART practitioners (N = 304)
Items N (%) Items N (%) Items N (%)
Gender   Age (y)   Age (y)  
Male 644 (31.02%) 23–34 280 (64.81%) 20–29 96 (31.59%)
Female 1432 (68.98%) 35–44 152 (35.19%) 30–39 131 (43.09%)
Age (y)   Education   40–49 62 (20.39%)
18–24 509 (24.52%) Below college 188 (43.52%)  ≥ 50 15 (4.93%)
25–34 1058 (50.96%) College 182 (42.13%) Education  
35–44 309 (14.88%) Post-graduate 62 (14.35%) Bachelor&Below 139 (45.72%)
 ≥ 45 196 (9.44%) Occupation   Master degree 126 (41.45%)
Education   Liberal work 51 (11.81%) PHD degree 39 (12.83%)
Below college 270 (13.01%) Business 138 (31.94%) Occupation  
College 1300 (62.62%) General staff 162 (37.50%) Male-specialist 36 (11.84%)
Post-graduate 506 (24.37%) Technical post 81 (18.75%) Female-specialist 107 (35.20%)
Occupation   Monthly income (¥)   Nurse 91 (29.93%)
Liberal work 367 (17.68%) ≤ 3000 99 (22.92%) Lab-technicians 70 (23.03%)
Business 120 (5.78%) 3001–6000 153 (35.42%) Professional level  
General staff 414 (19.94%) 6001–9000 82 (18.98%) Primary 95 (31.25%)
Technical post 1175 (56.60%) ≥ 9001 98 (22.68%) Secondary 112 (36.84%)
Monthly income (¥)   Religion   Vice-senior 64 (21.05%)
 ≤ 3000 494 (23.80%) Buddhism 120 (27.78%) Senior 33 (10.86%)
3001–6000 485 (23.36%) Christian 4 (0.93%) Marital status  
6001–9000 455 (21.92%) Others 10 (2.31%) Married 193 (63.49%)
 ≥ 9001 642 (30.92%) No 298 (68.98%) Single 111 (35.51%)
Religion   Registration   Pregnancy history  
Buddhism 299 (14.40%) Rural 272 (62.961%) Yes 162 (53.29%)
Christian 48 (2.31%) Urban 160 (37.04%) No 142 (46.71%)
Others 65 (3.13%) Marital status   Conceived manner (N = 162)
No 1664 (80.15%) First 375 (86.81%) Nature 130 (80.25%)
Registration   Remarried 57 (13.19%) ART 32 (19.75%)
Rural 757 (36.45%) Years of infertile   Children (N = 162)
Urban 1319 (63.54%)  ≤ 1 27 (6.25%) 1 86 (53.09%)
Marital status   1–4 199 (46.07%)  ≥ 2 55 (33.95%)
Married 1224 (58.96%) 4–7 156 (36.11%) None 21 (12.96%)
Single 852 (41.04%)  ≥ 7 50 (11.57%)   
Marriage (y) (N = 1224) Pregnancy history    
 ≤ 1 106 (8.66%) Yes 196 (45.37%)   
2–4 275 (22.47%) No 236 (54.63%)   
4–7 267 (21.81%) Conceived manner (N = 196)   
 ≥ 7 576 (47.06%) Nature 106 (54.08%)   
Pregnancy history   ART 90 (45.92%)   
Yes 1067 (51.40%) Children (N = 196)   
No 1009 (48.60%) 1 83 (42.35%)   
Conceived manner (N = 1067)  ≥ 2 18 (9.18%)   
Nature 1040 (97.47%) None 95 (48.47%)   
ART 27 (2.53%)     
Children (N = 1224)     
1 546 (44.61%)     
 ≥ 2 378 (30.88%)     
None 300 (24.51%)