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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and family caregivers (n = 309)

From: Factors associated with the quality of life of family caregivers for leukemia patients in China

Characteristics Caregivers Patients
Gender (n, %)
 Male 140 (45.3%) 145 (46.9%)
 Female 169 (54.7%) 164 (53.1%)
Age (years, mean±SD) 41.1±10. 8 35.4±20.8
Ethnicity
 Han 299 (96.8%) 295 (95.5%)
 Other 10 (3.2%) 14 (4.5%)
Types of leukemia (n, %)
 ALL   96 (31.1%)
 AML   163 (52.8%)
 CLL   8 (2.6%)
 CML   42 (13.6%)
Duration since diagnosis (Month, Mean±SD)   21.2±18.4
Duration of caregiving (Month, Mean±SD) 15.4±6.9  
Hours of caregiveing per day(Hour, Mean±SD) 17.8±7.2  
Understand of disease (n, %)
 Incompletely 7 (2.3%)  
 Partial 192 (62.1%)  
 Completely 110 (35.6%)  
Medical insurance (n, %)
 Yes   280 (90.6%)
 No   29 (9.4%)
Annual household income (Yuan)
 ≤40,000 168 (54.4%)  
 40,001–79,999 131 (42.4%)  
 ≥80,000 10 (3.2%)  
Relationship to patient (n, %)
 Spouse 114 (36.9%)  
 Parent 136 (44.0%)  
 Child 43 (13.9%)  
 Other 16 (5.2%)  
Level of education (n, %)
 No more than primary school 39 (12.6%)  
 Middle or high school 204 (66.0%)  
 University 66 (21.4%)  
Marital status (n, %)
 Married 291 (94.2%)  
 Other 18 (5.8%)  
Employment (n, %)
 Employed 238 (77.0%)  
 Retired 22 (7.1%)  
 Unemployed 49 (15.9%)  
Religious belief (n, %)
 No 263 (85.1%)  
 Yes 46 (14.9%)  
Anxiety (Mean±SD) 10.8±2.3  
 Normal(n, %) 24(7.8%)  
 Mild(n, %) 119(38.5%)  
 Moderate (n, %) 149(48.2%)  
 Severe(n, %) 17(5.5%)  
Depression (Mean±SD) 8.19±2.2  
 Normal (n, %) 112(36.2%)  
 Mild (n, %) 132(42.7%)  
 Moderate (n, %) 65(21.0%)  
 Severe (n, %) 0(0%)  
Social support (Mean±SD) 37.0±8.0  
 Low(n, %) 10(3.2%)  
 Moderate(n, %) 228(73.8%)  
 High(n, %) 71(23.0%)  
Family function (APGAR score) 6.7±1.8  
 Severely dysfunctional(n, %) 8(2.6%)  
 Moderately dysfunctional(n, %) 134(43.4%)  
 Highly functional(n, %) 167(54.0%)