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Table 1 Demographicsa

From: Perspectives on death and dying: a study of resident comfort with End-of-life care

Variable Number (%)
Age in years
 20–24 1 (0.7%)
 25–29 42 (28.8%)
 30–34 81 (55.5%)
 35–39 15 (10.3%)
 40+ 7 (4.8%)
Gender  
 Male 86 (58.9%)
 Female 60 (41.1%)
Race/Ethnicity
 Caucasian/White 106 (72.1%)
 Black/African American 3 (2.0%)
 Hispanic/Latino 8 (5.4%)
 Asian 26 (17.7%)
 Pacific Islander/Hawaiian 2 (1.4%)
 Native American/Native Alaskan 0 (0.0%)
 Multiracial 2 (1.4%)
Religious Affiliation
 Christian 74 (50.7%)
 Muslim 5 (3.4%)
 Hindu 11 (7.5%)
 Buddhist 0 (0%)
 Jewish 5 (3.4%)
 Atheist 8 (5.5%)
 Agnostic 18 (12.3%)
 Other 4 (2.7%)
 Spiritual, but not religious 27 (18.5%)
 None 5 (3.4%)
Place of birth
 U.S. 116 (78.9%)
 Non-U.S. 31 (21.1%)
Department
 Internal Medicine 35 (27.1%)
 Surgery 15 (11.6%)
 Pediatrics 12 (9.3%)
 Anesthesiology 12 (9.3%)
 Family Medicine 9 (7.0%)
 Radiology 7 (5.4%)
 Neurosurgery 5 (3.9%)
 Radiation Oncology 4 (3.1%)
 Ophthalmology 4 (3.1%)
 Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 (3.1%)
 Pathology 4 (3.1%)
 Psychiatry 4 (3.1%)
 Urology 4 (3.1%)
 Orthopedic Surgery 3 (2.3%)
 Emergency Medicine 2 (1.6%)
 Neurology 2 (1.6%)
 Dermatology 2 (1.6%)
 Otolaryngology 1 (0.8%)
Post-graduate year
 PGY1-2 50 (35.7%)
 PGY 3-4 50 (35.7%)
 PGY 5+ 40 (28.6%)
Type of Medical School
 Allopathic (MD) 113 (77.9%)
 Osteopathic (DO) 8 (5.5%)
 International 24 (16.6%)
  1. aMissing variables not included