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Table 1 The clinical specialities, number of possible responders for each speciality, response rate, sex distribution, and median age

From: Trends in Swedish physicians’ attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide: a cross-sectional study

Specialty + numbers Response rate (%) Sex (M/F) (%) Median age (min–max) (years)
Psychiatrists (n = 240) 52.9 47.2/52.8 58 (31–80)
Surgeons (n = 241) 57.3 71.7/28.3 48 (27–79)
GPs (n = 243) 58.0 51.1/48.9 47 (27–74)
Oncologists (n = 244) 59.4 43.4/57.2 48 (28–78)
Internists (n = 243) 66.3 61.5/38.5 48 (28–79)
Geriatricians (n = 243) 53.1 34.1/65.9 51.5 (29–72)
Palliativists (n = 123) 61.0 33.3/66.7 56 (37–83)
Others (n = 15)   9/6 55 (28–73)
Totally (n = 1577) 59.2 50.5/49.5 50 (27–83)
  1. GPs general practitioners, n number of respondents