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Table 1 Sociodemography of the respondents in comparison to the studied members of the AEM

From: Attitudes towards terminal sedation: an empirical survey among experts in the field of medical ethics

  Respondents Members of the AEM
Gender   
Men 71% 72%
Women 28% 28%
Age   
< 40 years 22%  
41–50 years 26% (not known)
51–60 years 28%  
> 60 years 23%  
Professional background*   
Medicine 63% 53%
Nursing 6% 5%
Philosophy 27% 19%
Theology 18% 19%
Law 7% 7%
Other 10% 13%
  1. * More than one answer possible