Table 3

Medical speciality by type and strength of religious faith and ethnicity (percentages)

PalliativeElderlyGPOther hospital
Christian63.548.053.950.3
Hindu or Muslim4.023.411.714.9
Other religions4.84.24.94.8
No religion27.724.429.530.0
N2493949692063
p value*<0.0001<0.0001n.s.n.s.
Very or extremely religious19.714.213.513.1
Neither or mild65.569.767.763.0
Very or extremely non-religious14.816.118.823.9
N2293809051949
p value*0.005<0.05n.s.<0.0001
White92.165.481.273.5
Mixed1.22.51.82.5
Asian5.624.213.818.2
Black0.43.61.32.4
Other0.84.31.93.3
N2523939692052
p value*<0.0001<0.0001<0.00010.003
  • * p value is based on χ2 test, comparing each column with the other three columns combined.

  • GP, general practitioner; n.s., not significant below 0.05.