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Table 1 Background characteristics of patients in qualitative and quantitative study

From: A patient perspective on shared decision making in stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a mixed methods study

Patient characteristics   Number of patients (n = 11) Interviews Number of patients (N = 76) Survey
   % (n) % (n)
Age <50 9 (1) 0 (0)
50-64 18 (2) 17 (13)
65-74 27 (3) 33 (25)
≥75 46 (5) 46 (35)
Missing 0 (0) 4 (3)
Sex Male 46 (5) 62 (47)
Female 54 (6) 36 (27)
Missing 0 (0) 3 (2)
Educationa Low 36 (4) 37 (28)
Medium 27 (3) 38 (29)
High 36 (4) 24 (18)
Missing 0 (0) 1 (1)
Health Literacyb Low 27 (3) 54 (71)
High 73 (8) 21 (28)
Missing 0 (0) 1 (1)
Treatment Surgery 45 (5) 22 (17)
SABR 55 (6) 74 (56)
Missing 0 (0) 4 (1)
  1. aLow: primary school, lower level of secondary school or lower vocational training. Medium: higher level of secondary school, or intermediate vocational training. High: higher vocational training or university. bQuestion “How confident are you filling out medical forms yourself” [56, 57]: Low health literacy: patients answered: some of the time, a little of the time or none of the time. High health literacy: patients answered: all of the time, most of the time