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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for sociodemographic and clinical data at baseline (N = 42)

From: Do neurooncological patients and their significant others agree on quality of life ratings?

Age (years) Mean (SD) 47.5 (14.2)
Sex Women 47%
  Men 52%
Marital status Single 12%
  Partnership, marriage 81%
  Divorced, seperated 2%
  Widowed 5%
Housing situation living alone 3%
  living in partnership/with children and/or with children 86%
  living with family of origin 7%
  nursing home 3%
Education Compulsory school 24%
  Apprenticeship, professional school 41%
  A-level 29%
  University degree 6%
Employment status Full time 31%
  Part time 8%
  Homemaker 19%
  Training 3%
  Retired 19%
  Status of employee's illness 6%
  Others 14%
Significant Other Spouse 73%
  Child 18%
  Parent 6% 1%
  Friend 3%
Duration of illness (months) Mean (SD) 49.3 (47.8)
Tumor type Meningioma 5%
  Glioblastoma 16%
  Astrocytoma 41%
  Oligodendroglioma 24%
  Ependymoma 3%
  Other 11%
WHO-Grading Grade I 0.0%
  Grade II 45%
  Grade III 35%
  Grade IV 21%
Previous surgery no surgery/biopsy 46%
  Partial resection 29%
  Total resection 25%
Previous radiotherapy   63%
Previous chemotherapy   53%
Location of tumor Right hemisphere 57%
  Left hemisphere 43%