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Table 1 Demographics of the survey respondents

From: Variability in the pediatric intensivists' threshold for withdrawal/limitation of life support as perceived by bedside nurses: a multicenter survey study

Question A (n = 37) B (n = 35) C (n = 49) D (n = 84) Total (n = 205)
Response rate      p < 0.001*
Distributed 46 50 70 249 415
Returned 37 (80%) 35 (70%) 49 (70%) 84 (34%) 205 (49%)
Leave of absence 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (2%)
Sex      p = 0.11
Male 3 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (6%) 8 (4%)
Female 34 (92%) 35 (100%) 49 (100%) 79 (94%) 197 (96%)
Age (yr)      p = 0.001
20-30 6 (16%) 14 (40%) 32 (65%) 29 (35%) 81 (40%)
30-40 11 (30%) 12 (34%) 12 (24%) 24 (29%) 59 (29%)
40-50 12 (32%) 7 (20%) 4 (8%) 23 (27%) 46 (22%)
50-60 7 (19%) 2 (6%) 1 (2%) 7 (8%) 17 (8%)
60+ 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Years in practice      p < 0.001
< 5 5 (14%) 10 (29%) 35 (71%) 25 (30%) 75 (37%)
5-10 9 (24%) 11 (31%) 6 (12%) 15 (18%) 41 (20%)
11-15 2 (5%) 5 (14%) 2 (4%) 16 (19%) 25 (12%)
16-20 5 (14%) 5 (14%) 3 (6%) 8 (10%) 21 (10%)
> 20 16 (43%) 4 (11%) 3 (6%) 20 (24%) 43 (21%)
Years in PICU      p < 0.001
< 5 11 (30%) 20 (57%) 41 (84%) 34 (40%) 106 (52%)
5-10 7 (19%) 10 (29%) 3 (6%) 23 (27%) 43 (21%)
11-15 3 (8%) 3 (9%) 2 (4%) 6 (7%) 14 (7%)
16-20 7 (19%) 1 (3%) 2 (4%) 8 (10%) 18 (9%)
> 20 9 (24%) 1 (3%) 1 (2%) 13 (15%) 24 (12%)
No. of family meetings attended p < 0.001
< 5 13 (35%) 12 (34%) 38 (78%) 31 (37%) 94 (46%)
5-10 6 (16%) 8 (23%) 4 (8%) 16 (19%) 34 (17%)
11-15 5 (14%) 6 (17%) 1 (2%) 8 (10%) 20 (10%)
> 15 13 (35%) 9 (26%) 6 (12%) 29 (35%) 57 (28%)
  1. *p values refer to the difference in the demographic factor between the four institutions.