Table. 2.

Characteristics of the potential brain dead patient (n=2,518)

VariableDonation group (n=1,361)Family refusal group (n=1,157)P-value
Sex<0.01
 Male929 (68.3)713 (61.6)
 Female432 (31.7)444 (38.4)
Age (yr)<0.01
 0∼19107 (7.9)59 (5.1)
 20∼39282 (20.7)198 (17.1)
 40∼59739 (54.3)555 (48.0)
 ≥60233 (17.1)345 (29.8)
Mean age45.6±15.950.4±15.9<0.01
Length of stay (day)5.87±7.35.21±6.00.11
Cause of death0.24
 Accident614 (45.1)495 (42.8)
 Non-accident747 (54.9)662 (57.2)
Marital status<0.01
 No legal spouse749 (55.0)396 (34.2)
 Own a legal spouse612 (45.0)757 (65.4)
 No answer-4 (0.3)
Religious affiliation<0.05
 No religion816 (60.0)659 (57.0)
 Own any religion538 (39.5)363 (31.4)
 No answer7 (0.5)135 (11.7)
Residence area<0.01
 Seoul & Gyeonggi-do659 (48.4)291 (25.2)
 The other area702 (51.6)855 (73.9)
 No answer-11 (1.0)
Knowledge of the patient’s prior intention of organ donation<0.01
 Did not know1,167 (85.7)1060 (91.6)
 Did know193 (14.2)10 (0.9)
 No answer1 (0.1)87 (7.5)

Data are presented as number (%) or mean±SD.

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