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Table 2 Characteristics of the respondents

From: "Good idea but not feasible" – the views of decision makers and stakeholders towards strategies for better palliative care in Germany: a representative survey

demographic data % characteristics
age   51 ± 9.0 (Range: 25–73 years)
  26.8 till 45 (n = 75)
  45.0 46–55 (n = 126)
  28.2 56+ (n = 79)
sex 62.0 male (n = 184)
  38.0 female (n = 114)
nationality 99.0 German (n = 293)
professional background* 40.7 medicine (n = 120)
  12.2 economics (n = 36)
  9.8 social science (n = 29)
  13.2 nursing (n = 39)
  8.5 others (n = 25)
position within the organization/institution* 26.8 member of the board (n = 79)
  24.4 head of department (n = 72)
  19.7 business manager (n = 58)
  16.6 consultant (n = 49)
  4.7 volunteer (n = 14)
time of employment in the institution 53.0 > 10 years (n = 157)
  22.3 6–10 years (n = 66)
  22.0 1–5 years (n = 65)
  2.7 <1 year (n = 8)
religion 40.6 catholic (n = 119)
  34.8 protestant (n = 102)
  23.2 undenominational (n = 68)
  1.4 other religion (n = 4)
  1. * multiple answers possible