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Table 1 Socio-demographic and religious characteristics of the sample

From: Medical students and controversial ethical issues: results from the multicenter study SBRAME

Socio-demographic and religious characteristics n %
Gender
  Male 1657 46.2
  Female 1931 53.8
Family income
  Less than 863 24.3
  R$4746 (US$2109) to R$ 8136 (US$ 3616) 916 25.8
  More than RS 8136 (US$ 3616) 1775 48.9
Race
  White 2979 82.2
  Mixed 128 3.4
  Black 43 1.2
  Asian 356 9.8
  Other 119 3.3
Age (Mean, SD) 22.5 (4.6)
Religious affiliation
  No religion and not believe in God 300 8.3
  No religion, but believe in God 923 25.6
  Catholics 1245 34.6
  Protestant Evangelicals 291 8.0
  Spiritists 470 13.0
  Others 370 10.5
How often do you attend church or other religious meetings?
  Once a week or more 649 18.2
  Less than once a week and more than once a year 1628 45.2
  Once a year or less/Never 1320 36.6
How often do you spend time in private religious activities (prayer, Bible study, etc.?)
  Daily or more 1173 32.7
  Less than daily and at least once a week 829 23.1
  Less than once a week/never 1597 44.2
Do you believe that after death, the soul/spirit remains alive?
  Yes 2395 66.8
  No 520 14.5
  No opinion 669 18.7
Do you believe the human body is composed by a body and a soul?
  Yes 2841 78.9
  No 336 9.3
  No opinion 421 11.8