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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics statistics for advanced cancer patients and their caregivers

From: Caregiver assessment of patients with advanced cancer: concordance with patients, effect of burden and positivity

Variable Patient n (%)* Caregiver n (%)*
Total 64 64
Gender   
Male 45 (70.3) 18 (28.1)
Female 19 (29.7) 46 (71.9)
Median age (min, max) 73.8 (50, 88) 67.9 (50, 85)
Mean age (sd, 95% CI) 71.6 (9.1, 69.3–73.8) 69.7 (7.4, 67.9 -71.6)
Relationship of caregiver to patient   
Spouse/Partner - 58 (90.6)
Parent - 1 (1.6)
Child - 3 (4.7)
Others - 2 (3.1)
Who does the patient live with?   
Lives with spouse 57 (89.1) -
Lives alone 1 (1.6) -
Lives with family 5 (7.8) -
Not known 1 (1.6) -
Employment   
Not working outside the home 52 (81.3) 44 (68.8)
Unable to work/Stop working to care 8 (12.5) 1 (1.6)
Working outside the home 3 (4.7) 10 (15.6)
Other 1 (1.6) 9(14.1)
Ethnicity   
White 64 (100.0) 59 (92.2)
Other 0 (0.0) 5 (7.8)
Primary cancer site   
Lung 11 (17.2) -
Gynea/Breast 7 (10.9) -
GU/Prostate 14 (21.9) -
Gastrointestinal 16 (25.0) -
Other 16 (25.0) -
General health status (Euro QoL 5D, 0–100 (best))   
Mean (SD) 61.5 (17.4)  
Median(min, max) 60 (12, 99)  
Zarit total burden score (0–88 (worst))   
Mean (SD) - 18.5 (11.0)
Median (min, max) - 17 (0, 60)
Cronbach's alpha - 0.85
Positivity total score (0–12 (best))   
Mean (SD) - 6.4 (4.0)
Median (min, max) - 6.0(0, 12)
Cronbach's alpha - 0.82
  1. *Unless indicated