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Table 2 Showing the range of demographic characteristics of respondents to the survey

From: Public awareness and attitudes toward palliative care in Northern Ireland

  Category No (%)
Gender (%) Male 151 (25.2%)
Female 413 (68.8%)
Non response 36 (6.0%)
Age (%) Under 20 3 (0.5%)
20-39 58 (9.6%)
40-59 214 (35.7%)
60-70 268 (44.6%)
80 and over 23 (3.8%)
Non response 34 (5.7%
Employed Employed 202 (33.7%)
Non-employed 109(18.3%)
Retired 252 (42%)
Non response 37 (6.2%)
Marital status Single, never married 85 (14.2%)
Cohabiting 9 (1.5%)
Married 324 (54%)
Separated 21 (3.5%)
Divorced 38 (6.3%)
Widow/Widower 78 (13%)
Non Response 45 (7.5%)
Religion Protestant 249 (41.5%)
Catholic 194 (32.3%)
Other Christian denomination 23 (3.8%)
Jewish, Hindu Buddhist Muslim 4 (0.7%)
Humanist 11 (1.8%)
Atheist 15 (2.5%)
Agnostic 13 (2.2%)
Other religion or belief system 10 (1.7%)
Prefer not to say 36 (6%)
Non response 45 (7.5%)
Ethnic Origin White 549 (91.5%)
Mixed 4 (0.7%)
Indian; Black African 4 (0.7%)
No response 43(7.2%)