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Table 1 Basic demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample of 182 responders

From: Cancer patients' needs during hospitalisation: a quantitative and qualitative study

Characteristics N %
Sex   
   Male 90 49
   Female 92 51
Age   
   Median (range) 60 21–89
Educational level   
   Primary school 60 33
   Secondary school 47 26
   High school 54 29
   University 13 7
   Missing 8 5
Primary tumor site   
   Head & Neck 35 19
   Colon-rectum 30 16
   Breast 20 11
   Others 94 52
   Missing 3 2
Number of previous admissions   
   None 74 41
   One 45 25
   Two or more 63 34
Days of hospitalization (with regard to the present admission)   
   Median (range) 7 3–13
Autonomous movement   
   Yes 166 91
   No 14 8
   Missing 2 1