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Table 1 Demographics of Participants

From: Perceptions of palliative care in a South Asian community: findings from an observational study

Total number of participants (n) 34
Sex (n)
 Male (%) 21 (61.8%)
 Female (%) 13 (38.2%)
Age range (years)
 30–49 6 (17.6%)
 50–64 7 (20.6%)
 65–79 14 (41.2%)
  ≥ 80 7 (20.6%)
Religious Identification
 Hindu 8 (23.5%)
 Muslim 4 (11.8%)
 Christian 1 (2.9%)
 Sikh 20 (58.8%)
 Buddhist 1 (2.9%)
Country of Origin
 India 25 (73.5%)
 Pakistan 3 (8.8%)
 Sri Lanka 5 (4.7%)
 Other 1 (2.9%)
Preferred Language of Communication
 English 11 (32.4%)
 Punjabi 13 (38.2%)
 Urdu 4 (11.8%)
 Tamil 2 (5.9%)
 Invalidateda 4 (11.8%)
Highest level of education
 Grade school 3 (8.8%)
 Some high school 5 (14.7%)
 High school graduate 4 (11.8%)
 Some College/University 2 (5.9%)
 Trade/Technical/vocational training 1 (2.9%)
 College/University Graduate 9 (26.5%)
 Post Graduate Degree 4 (11.8%)
 No Education 5 (14.7%)
 Invalidateda 1 (2.9%)
Years since immigrated to Canada
 0–5 years 6 (17.6%)
 6–10 years 5 (14.7%)
 11–15 years 3 (8.8%)
 16-20 years 6 (17.6%)
 20+ years 14 (41.2%)
  1. a Invalidated – no response, or multiple selections nullifying response