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Table 1 Demographic data of cirrhotic patients in the control and experimental groups

From: Effects of a self-care program on quality of life of cirrhotic patients referring to Tehran Hepatitis Center

Items Control Experimental P
Mean age and SD 46 + 12.5 40 + 12.5 0.18
Sex (No.), %    
   Male (14), 70 (10), 50 0.19
   Female (6), 30 (10), 50  
Education    
   Illiterate (2), 10 (6), 30 0.27
   Primary or secondary school (6), 30 (4), 20  
   Diploma or higher (12), 60 (10), 50  
Marital status    
   Single (2), 10 (2), 10 0.38
   Married (16), 80 (17), 85  
   Divorced (2), 10 (1), 5  
No. of Children    
   Less than or equal to 3 (14), 70 (11), 55 0.32
   More than 3 (6), 30 (9), 45  
Occupation    
   Laborer (6), 30 (8), 40 0.32
   Employee (4), 20 (6), 30  
   Housewife (4), 20 (4), 20  
   Student (2), 10 (2), 10  
   Retired (4), 20 -  
Duration of illness (Years)    
   1–3 (12), 60 (14), 70 0.32
   3–6 (6), 30 (4), 20  
   More than 6 (2), 10 (2), 10  
No. of hospitalizations    
   None (12), 60 (8), 40 0.41
   1 (2), 10 (4), 20  
   3 (6), 30 (8), 40  
Etiologic factor    
   Hepatitis B (10), 50 (9), 45 0.83
   Hepatitis C (2), 15 (4), 20  
   Autoimmune disease (4), 20 (4), 20  
   Cryptogenic (4), 20 (4), 20  
Child of cirrhosis    
   A (4), 20 (4), 20 0.77
   B (8), 40 (10), 50  
   C (8), 40 (6), 30