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Table 1 Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of the Sample

From: Psychometric study of the European Portuguese version of the PedsQL 3.0 Cancer Module

  Whole sample Children Adolescents  
N = 332 n = 143 n = 189
  n % n % n % χ 2 Group differences
Sociodemographic        
 Sex        χ2 (1) = 4.50; p = .034; Cramér’s V = .12
  Male 174 52.4 85 59.4 89 47.1  
  Female 158 47.6 58 40.6 100 52.9  
 Socioeconomic status        χ2 (2) = 2.98; p = .226; Cramér’s V = .10
  Low 186 56.0 75 52.4 111 58.7  
  Medium 111 33.4 55 38.5 56 29.6  
  High 35 10.5 13 9.1 22 11.6  
Clinical        
 Treatment status        χ2 (1) = 0.85; p = .357; Cramér’s V = .06
  On-treatment 161 48.5 74 51.7 87 46.0  
  Off-treatment 171 51.5 69 48.3 102 54.0  
 Intensity of treatment        χ2 (3) = 4.59; p = .205; Cramér’s V = .12
  Level 1: Least intensive 12 3.6 2 1.4 10 5.3  
  Level 2: Moderately intensive 112 33.7 53 37.1 59 31.2  
  Level 3: Very intensive 153 46.1 63 44.1 90 47.6  
  Level 4: Most intensive 55 16.6 25 17.5 30 15.9