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Table 2 Comparison of the reasons with cancer and dementia (n = 217)

From: Attitude toward dementia and preferences for diagnosis in Japanese health service consumers

  Cancer
(n = 95)
Dementia
(n = 39)
p
  n % n %
Shortened length of life 47 49.5 0 0 < 0.001 
Emotional impact 29 30.5 24 61.5 0.001
Social impact 2 2.1 20 51.3 < 0.001
Practical issues 52 54.7 34 87.2 < 0.001
Financial strain 33 34.7 10 25.6 0.306
Physical symptoms and side-effects 59 62.1 1 2.6 < 0.001
Legal issuesa 6 6.3 8 20.5 0.026
Othersa 8 8.4 3 7.7 1.000
  1. aFisher’s exact test. Proportions do not add to 100 % as participants could select up to three reasons