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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the Participants (N =300)

From: Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the fatigue scale-adolescent

  n (%)   
  Childhood cancer survivors (n = 200) Cancer children (n = 50) Healthy Children (n = 50) x 2 p
Age (years)     6.8 0.9 ns
 13 20 (10.0) 6 (12.0) 8 (16.0)   
 14 28 (14.0) 7 (14.0) 7 (14.0)   
 15 37 (18.5) 11 (22.0) 10 (20.0)   
 16 33 (16.5) 7 (14.0) 8 (16.0)   
 17 39 (19.5) 10 (20.0) 6 (12.0)   
 18 43 (21.5) 9 (18.0) 11 (22.0)   
Sex     0.3 0.9 ns
 Male 108 (54.0) 28 (56.0) 26 (52.0)   
 Female 92 (46.0) 22 (44.0) 24 (48.0)   
Parents’ Educational Attainment     1.0 1.0 ns
 Primary school or below 32 (16.0) 6 (12.0) 7 (14.0)   
 Lower secondary school 63 (31.5) 15 (30.0) 14 (28.0)   
 Upper secondary school 71 (35.5) 19 (38.0) 20 (40.0)   
 Tertiary education 34 (17.0) 10 (20.0) 9 (18.0)   
Diagnosis     6.5 0.3 ns
 Leukemia 91 (45.5) 19 (38.0) -   
 Lymphoma 57 (28.5) 12 (24.0) -   
 Brain tumor 33 (16.5) 8 (16.0) -   
 Osteosarcoma 9 (4.5) 4 (8.0) -   
 Kidney tumor 4 (2.0) 3 (6.0) -   
 Germ-cell tumor 6 (3.0) 4 (8.0) -   
Treatment received     3.6 1.0ns
 Surgery 23 (11.5) 5 (10.0) -   
 Chemotherapy 90 (45.0) 22 (44.0) -   
 Bone Marrow Transplant 22 (11.0) 5 (10.0) -   
 Mixed method:      
  Chemotherapy and radiotherapy 12 (6.0) 3 (6.0) -   
  Surgery and chemotherapy 19 (9.5) 5 (10.0) -   
  Chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation 23 (11.5) 7 (14.0) -   
  Radiotherapy and surgery 11 (5.5) 3 (6.0) -   
Time since treatment completed      
 6 - 12 months 39 (19.5) - -   
 13 – 24 months 37 (18.5) - -   
 25 – 36 months 33 (16.5) - -   
 37 – 48 months 31 (15.5) - -   
 48 – 60 months 33 (16.5) - -   
 >60 months 27 (13.5) - -   
  1. ns Not significant at P >0.05