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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey participants

From: Survey of controversial issues of end-of-life treatment decisions in Korea: similarities and discrepancies between healthcare professionals and the general public

  Not healthcare professional (n = 997) Healthcare professional (n = 503)
Sex (M/F) 490/507 231/272
Age* 49 ± 16 40 ± 11
Religion   
 Buddhist 226 (22.7%) 42 (8.4%)
 Protestant 270 (27.1%) 152 (30.5%)
 Roman Catholic 93 (9.3%) 129 (25.9%)
 None 386 (38.7%) 169 (33.9%)
 Others 17 (1.7%) 5 (1.0%)
Subspecialty N/A  
 Physician   263
 Nurse   176
 Others   64
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or numbers (%).
  2. *, P <0.05.