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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 200 dyads of cancer patients and caregivers

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with the comprehensive needs of cancer patients in China

  N (%)/Mean ± SD
Patient(N 1 = 200)
 Age 54.87± ± 12.45
   ≥ 60 129 (64.5)
  <60 71 (35.5)
 Gender
  Male 96 (48.0)
  Female 104 (52.0)
 Ethnic
  Han 194 (97.0)
  Minorities 6 (3.0)
 Occupation
  No fixed occupation 35 (17.5)
  worker 17 (8.5)
  farmer 85 (42.5)
  Cadre 22 (11.0)
  retire 35 (17.5)
  Others 6 (3.0)
 Marital status
  married 188 (94.0)
  unmarried 7 (3.5)
  widowed 5 (2.5)
  divorced 0 (0)
 Education
  Primary school 53 (26.5)
  Junior high school 71 (35.5)
  Senior high school 53 (26.5)
  College 23 (11.5)
 Family monthly income per capita (yuan)
  <500 50 (25.0)
  500~1000 63 (31.5)
  1000~2000 48 (24.0)
  >2000 39 (19.5)
 Medical expense
  Public expense 11 (5.5)
  Own expense 20 (10.0)
  Medical insurance 169 (84.5)
 Metastasis
  No 95 (47.5)
  Yes 105 (52.5)
 Type of disease
  Digestive system 90 (45.0)
  Respiratory system 34 (17.0)
  Blood system 4 (2.0)
  Reproductive system 8 (4.0)
  Osteosarcoma 14 (7.0)
  Others 50 (25.0)
 Time since diagnosis (year)
  <1 143 (71.5)
  1~3 36 (18.0)
  >3 21 (10.5)
 Treatment measures
  operation 30 (15.0)
  radiotherapy 10 (5.0)
  chemotherapy 41 (20.5)
  comprehensive therapy 119 (59.5)
Caregiver(N2 = 200)
 Age 44.26 ± 11.51
   ≥ 60 57 (28.5)
  <60 143 (71.5)
 Gender
  Male 98 (49.0)
  Female 102 (51.0)
 Ethnic
  Han 198 (99.0)
  Minorities 2 (1.0)
 Occupation
  No fixed 45 (22.5)
  occupation 31 (15.5)
  worker 63 (31.5)
  farmer 29 (14.5)
  Cadre 19 (9.5)
  retire others 13 (6.5)
 Marital status
  married 167 (83.5)
  unmarried 30 (15.0)
  widowed 2 (1.0)
  divorced 1 (0.5)
 Education
  Primary school 22 (11.0)
  Junior high school 65 (32.5)
  Senior high school 54 (27.0)
  College 59 (29.5)
 Family monthly income per capita (yuan)
  <500 32 (16.0)
  500~1000 60 (30.0)
  1000~2000 53 (26.5)
  >2000 55 (27.5)
 Number of caregivers
  1 119 (59.5)
  2 63 (31.5)
  3 or more 18 (9.0)
 Together with patient
  Yes 181 (90.5)
  No 19 (9.5)
Relationship with patient
  Spouse 84 (42.0)
  Brother /sister 3 (1.5)
  Child 88 (44.0)
  Parent 18 (9.0)
  others 7 (3.5)