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Table 1 Sample Characteristics (patients, n = 51)

From: Understanding what matters most to people with multiple myeloma: a qualitative study of views on quality of life

  Study components Total (n = 51)
  Issues interviews (n = 20) Questionnaire interviews (n = 20) Patient focus groups (n = 11)
Gender     
Male 10 12 8 30
Female 10 8 3 21
Age     
Median (range) 66 (41–78) 63.5 (46–81) 60 (41–70) 64 (41–81)
<65 10 12 6 27
≥65 10 8 5 24
Marital status     
Single 0 2 1 3
Married/partnered 14 15 9 38
Divorced/separated 3 2 1 6
Widowed 3 1 0 4
Ethnicity     
White British 13 12 9 34
White Other 1 1 0 2
Black African/Caribbean 5 5 2 12
Other 1 2 0 3
Religion     
Atheist 4 0 0 4
Christian 16 17 11 44
Other 0 3 0 3
Highest educational level     
Did not finish school 3 0 3 6
Secondary school graduate 5 9 3 17
College/technical qualification 9 9 2 20
First degree 2 1 3 6
Higher degree 1 1 0 2
Occupation status     
Working or student 3 5 1 9
Not working 3 3 2 8
Retired 14 12 8 34
ECOG performance status     
0-2 10 11 11 32
3-4 10 9 0 19
Disease phase     
Newly diagnosed 7 6 0 13
Stable/plateau phase 7 7 9 23
Relapsed/progressive 6 7 2 15
Currently on treatment     
Yes 7 13 3 23
No 13 7 8 28
Months since diagnosis     
0-12 8 8 1 17
13-24 7 1 1 9
25-36 2 0 0 2
37-48 1 4 1 6
Over 48 2 7 8 17
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