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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the patients with oesophageal carcinoma

From: Changes in quality of life following initial treatment of oesophageal carcinoma: a cohort study from Sri Lanka

Characteristic No. (N = 51) %
Sex
 Male 36 70.6
 Female 15 29.4
Age
 30–39 2 3.9
 40–49 7 13.7
 50–59 15 29.4
 60–69 16 31.4
 70–79 11 21.6
Current civil status
 Married 43 84.3
 Unmarried/widowed 8 15.7
Highest educational qualifications
 Primary and lower 16 31.4
 Secondary education 34 66.6
 Tertiary education 1 2.0
Employment status
 Currently employed 31 60.8
 Previously employed 13 25.5
 Never employed 7 13.7
Social statusa
 Social class I – Leading professions 1 2.0
 Social class II – Lesser professions 2 3.9
 Social class III- Skilled workers and non-manual workers 15 29.4
 Social class IV – Partly skilled workers 15 29.4
 Social class V- Unskilled workers 18 35.3
Monthly family income (USD)b
< 126 25 49.0
 127–315 21 41.2
 316–630 5 9.8
  1. aClassification based on the occupation
  2. b1 USD = LKR 158.73