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Table 4 Range of sources of information about “palliative care” among 600 members of the general public of Northern Ireland surveyed in 2011

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

Category N (%)
Close friend / relative received Palliative Care 262 (43.7%)
You work in a health care setting 143 (23.8%)
Newspaper/Magazine 123 (20.5%
Television 117 (19.5%)
Distant friend / relative received Palliative Care 90 (15%)
Radio 84 (14%)
Friend discussed it 72 (12%)
Relative discussed it 66 (11%)
People collecting money 63(10.5%)
Neighbour received Palliative Care 53 (8.8%)
Internet/Social Media 35 (5.8%)
Not sure/ can’t remember 29 (4.8%)
You work in Palliative Care 21 (3.5%)
Have personally received Palliative Care 14(2.3%)