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Table 1 Sample characteristics of parents participating in the interviews

From: Bereaved parents’ perspectives on their child’s end-of-life care: connecting a self-report questionnaire and interview data from the nationwide Paediatric End-of-LIfe CAre Needs in Switzerland (PELICAN) study

Characteristics Total N = 30 (100%) Cardiology n = 3 (10%) Neonatology n = 14 (47%) Neurology n = 6 (20%) Oncology n = 7(23%)
Agea,M (SD) 40 (7.51) 40 (7.21) 37 (6.27) 37 (3.27) 50 (5.50)
Education, n (%)
  School levelsb 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (14)
  Post-school educationc 13 (44) 1 (33) 7 (50) 2 (33) 3 (43)
  Tertiary leveld 9 (30) 0 (0) 3 (21) 3 (50) 3 (43)
  University degree 7 (23) 2 (67) 4 (29) 1 (17) 0 (0)
Family incomee, n (%) N = 24 n = 2 n = 13 n = 4 n = 5
   ≤ CHF 100,000.- 12 (50) 0 (0) 8 (62) 1 (25) 3 (60)
   > CHF 101,000.- 12 (50) 2 (100) 5 (38) 3 (75) 2 (40)
  1. aAge at the time of the survey
  2. bConsists of primary and secondary level
  3. cConsists of college and vocational education
  4. dConsists of degrees from schools of higher education
  5. eAnnual gross pay, the Swiss average for families with children was CHF 143,000.- in the year 2015[16]