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Table 1B Socio-demographic characteristics of family caregivers by diagnosis of patient Vs general population control group

From: Factors associated with quality of life of outpatients with breast cancer and gynecologic cancers and their family caregivers: a controlled study

Characteristics Ca Breast Ca Cervix/Uter Ca Ovary X2 or (F) Df P All cancer groups General population P
  N = 117 N = 46 N = 18     N = 181 N = 181  
Carer: M/F (%) 76(65.0)/41(35.0) 23(50.0)/23(50.0) 14(77.8)/4(22.2) 5.2 2 0.08 113(62.4)/68(37.6) 112(62.4)/69(38.1)  
Carer's age(SD) 43.1(12.7) 41.8(15.4) 46.4(9.4) 0.8 2/178 ns 43.1(13.1) 43.0(13.1) ns
Carer illiterate/primary schl (%) 18(15.4)/25(21.4) 11(23.9)/13(28.3) 3(16.7)/5(27.8) 3.5 4 ns 75(41.4) 63(34.8)  
High schl & ollege 74(63.2) 22(47.8) 10(55.6)     106(58.6) 118(65.2) ns
Single/married(%) 35(29.9)/76(65.0) 21(45.7)/23(50.0) 2(11.1)/16(88.9) 9.4 4 0.05    
Unemployed/student(%) 33(33.7)/31(31.6) 19(42.2)/16(35.6) 5(27.8)/4(22.2) 4.9 4 ns    
Medium & High skill 34(34.7) 10(22.2) 9(50.0)       
Carer: parent/sibling(%) 10(8.5)/35(29.9) 2(4.3)/17(37.0) 1(5.6)/6(33.3) 16.5 8 0.04    
Carer: spouse (%) 38(32.5) 7(15.2) 10(55.6)