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Table 1 Participants demographics

From: The living dead? Perception of persons in the unresponsive wakefulness syndrome in Germany compared to the USA

Mean age (Range) 45 (18–86 years)
Female (%) / Male (%) 580 (64%) / 329 (36%)
Work area: Students / Medical background / Other work area 319 / 177 / 412
Socio-economical status Students / Vocational training / Employed university graduates / Graduate professionals / Retirees / Others 344 / 257 / 106 / 132 / 45 / 26
Religiosity: Christians / Atheists / Buddhist / Muslim / Hindus / other 596 / 265 / 25 / 8 / 2 / 14
  1. ‘Students’ include pupils, trainees and students; vocational training include for example physiotherapists, nurses, cooks, hairdressers, kindergarten teachers; employed university graduates include for example psychologists employed in a clinic; professionals include for example medical doctors and professors; retirees include all retirees that did not give specifics about previous employment. Classification following [58] recommendations for SES assessment in Germany