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Table 1 Characteristics of the Caregiver and Child

From: Associations between clinical and sociodemographic data and patterns of communication in pediatric oncology

Characteristics of the caregiver and child Frequency
Child’s age  
 4 to 6 years 21
 7 to 10 years 15
 11 to 12 years 08
 Mean (SD) 7.3 years (2.6)
Child’s schooling  
 Primary or none 20
 First year to sixth year 24
Child’s gender  
 Male 22
 Female 22
Diagnosis  
 Leukemia or lymphoma 25
 Solid tumors 19
Time since diagnosis  
 1 month 14
 2 to 4 months 25
 4 to 6 months 06
 Mean (SD) 2.03 months (1.52)
Caregiver’s age  
 22 to 35 years 22
 36 to 56 years 22
 Mean (SD) 35 years (7,9)
Caregiver’s education level  
 Elementary school 09
 Middle school 11
 High school 13
 College 11
Caregiver’s marital status  
 Married/cohabiting 24
 Single/divorced/widowed 20
Household income  
 Low income 26
 Medium income 14
 High income 04