Table 2

Characteristics of the respondents

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)


* multiple answers possible

Lueckmann et al. BMC Palliative Care 2009 8:10   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-8-10

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