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Table 1 Main characteristics of the 205 patient-caregiver dyads

From: Domains of quality of life freely expressed by cancer patients and their caregivers: contribution of the SEIQoL

   N (%) MD
M ± SD %
1. Patients
  Age Years 61.5 ± 11.7 7.8
  Gender Woman 91 (44.4) 0
Man 114 (55.6)  
  Educational level <12 years 108 (58.1) 9.3
> = 12 years 78 (41.9)  
  Marital status Single 51 (26.2) 4.9
Couple 144 (73.8)  
  Professional status Worker 55 (33.1) 19.0
Not worker 111 (66.9)  
  Localization of cancer Lung 56 (28.3) 3.4
Head and neck 51 (24.8)  
Gynecologic 39 (19.7)  
Urologic 21 (10.6)  
Soft tissue sarcoma 8  
Digestive 7  
Dermatologic 6  
Lymphoma 3  
Bone 3  
Adrenal 2  
Undefined 2  
  WHO Performans status 0 125 (63.5) 3.9
> = 1 72 (36.5)  
  Nodes   109 (64.5) 17.6
  Metastasis   67 (36.2) 9.8
  Time since diagnosis Days 39.08 ± 35.1 9.8
2. Caregivers
  Age Years 55,6 ± 14,4 22.4
  Relationship with the patient Partner 125 (61.0) 0
Children 44 (21.5)  
Brother/sister 12 (5.9)  
Parent 6 (2.9)  
Othersa 18 (8.8)  
  Gender Woman 146 (71.2) 0
Man 59 (28.8)  
  Educational level <12 years 79 (48.8) 21.0
> = 12 years 83 (51.2)  
  Marital status Single 30 (15.8) 7.3
Couple 160 (84.2)  
  Professional status Worker 31 (16.4) 7.8
Not worker 158 (83.6)  
  1. afriend, other member of the family, previous partner, other cases
  2. N (%): effective (percents); M ± SD: mean ± standard deviation; MD: missing data