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Table 2 Socio- demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 161)

From: Effect of chemotherapy counseling by pharmacists on quality of life and psychological outcomes of oncology patients in Malaysia: a randomized control trial

Characteristics Intervention group Control group Total participants Statistics
n(%) n(%) n(%)
Age
 Mean, SD 67.46(1.38) 63.52(1.43) 65.49(1.41) t = 1.23
p = 0.21
Gender
 Male 34(42.0) 42(52.5) 76(47.2) χ 2 = 1.78
 Female 47(58.0) 38(47.5) 85(52.8) p = 0.18
Race
 Malay 44(54.3) 40(50.0) 84(52.2) χ 2 = 0.30
 Non-Malay 37(45.7) 40(50.0) 77(47.8) p = 0.58
Religion
 Muslim 44(54.3) 40(50.0) 84(52.2) χ 2 = 0.30
 Non-Muslim 37(45.7) 40(50.0) 77(47.8) p = 0.58
Marital Status
 Single 8(9.8) 3(3.8) 11(6.8) χ 2 = 3.28
 Married 54(66.7) 62(77.5) 116(72.0) p = 0.19
 Others 19(23.5) 15(18.7) 34(21.1)  
Education level
 Illiterate 18(22.2) 22(27.5) 40(24.8) χ 2 = 0.83
 Diploma & less 47(58.0) 41(51.3) 88(54.7) p = 0.65
 Degree & above 16(19.8) 17(21.2) 33(20.5)  
Family history with cancer
 Yes 42(51.9) 32(40.0) 74(46.0) χ 2 = 2.27
 No 39(48.1) 48(60.0) 87(54.0) p = 0.13
Cancer Stage
 Stage 1 7(8.6) 9(11.2) 16(9.9) χ 2 = 1.03
 Stage 2 16(19.8) 12(15.0) 28(17.4) p = 0.79
 Stage 3 30(37.0) 28(35.0) 58(36.1)  
 Stage 4 28(34.6) 31(38.8) 59(36.6)  
  1. SD standard deviation