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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the population assessed

From: What do young doctors know of palliative care; how do they expect the concept to work?

Gender Proportion (number and percentage)
 Male 146 (42%)
 Female 205 (58%)
Age Value/s
 Mean age (years) 25.81
 Age range (years) 23-28
 Standard deviation (years) 0.87
Religion Proportion (number and percentage)
 Buddhist 275 (78.35%)
 Hindu 29 (8.26%)
 Islam 23 (6.55%)
 Catholic 14 (3.99%)
 Christian 6 (1.71%)
 Atheist 4 (1.14%)
Ethnicity Proportion (number and percentage)
 Sinhalese 293 (83.48%)
 Tamil 33 (9.40%)
 Moor 23 (6.55%)
 Bhutanese 2 (0.56%)
Employment Proportion (number and percentage)
 Temporary demonstrator 150 (42.74%)
 Research assistant 83 (23.65%)
 Locum medical officer 54 (15.38%)
 Not employed 58 (16.52%)
 Other 6 (1.70%)
Medical school Proportion (number and percentage)
 Colombo 63 (17.9%)
 Eastern 18 (5.1%)
 Jaffna 18 (5.1%)
 Peradeniya 68 (19.3%)
 Ragama 44 (12.5%)
 Rajarata 26 (7.4%)
 Ruhuna 25 (7.1%)
 Sri Jayewardenepura 89 (25.3)