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Table 1 Demographic information for study participants who provided a free text response to Question 1 and/or Question 2*

From: Strategies for effective goals of care discussions and decision-making: perspectives from a multi-centre survey of Canadian hospital-based healthcare providers

Respondents Nurses Residents Attending physicians
(n = 272) (n = 153) (n = 43)
Age (years) Mean ± SD (n) 36.3 ± 10.5 (255) 27.7 ± 3.0 (151) 46.3 ± 11.1 (42)
Sex Male 21 (7.7 %) 92 (60.1 %) 25 (58.1 %)
Female 249 (91.5 %) 61 (39.9 %) 17 (39.5 %)
Missing 2 (0.7 %) 0 1 (2.3 %)
Years worked in practice Mean ± SD (n) 8.8 ± 8.9 (263) n/a 14.2 ± 10.3 (41)
Basic clinical (MD or nursing) education completed in Canada (n) 238 (87.5 %) 138 (90.2 %) 37 (86.0 %)
Previous communication skills training No 234 (86.0 %) 98 (64.1 %) 34 (79.1 %)
Yes 33 (12.1 %) 53 (34.6 %) 9 (20.9 %)
Missing 5 (1.8 %) 2 (1.3 %) 0 (0.0 %)
  1. *Not all participants provided all demographic information