Table 1

Pearson’s χ2 test, Mann-Whitney U-test and the work of interviewed chaplains at the Hospital Ethics Committees

Was the chaplain ever asked to make a difficult decision concerning contraception, IVF, prenatal tests, termination of pregnancy, discontinuance of persistent therapy or other medical procedure?
Size of the town/city where the hospital is locatedIndependence test χ2=4.95, df=3, p=0.18
YesNoTotal
<5000 residents156
5–50 000 residents93645
50–200 000 residents91726
>200 000 residents101323
Total2971100
Seniority in care and treatment institutionsN=100Mann
Whitney U-test
Yes
N=29
No
N=71
M±SDM±SDM±SDZp
10.866.7910.09.777.337.51.010.314
Work at Hospital Ethics
Committees
YesNoTotal
121527