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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of caregivers of children and adolescents with cancer at the UCI outpatient clinic

From: Prevalence and factors associated with major depressive disorder in children and adolescents at the Uganda Cancer Institute

Socio-demographic variables N = 352 Percentage%
Gender
 Male 109 31.0
 Female 243 69.0
Marital status
 Single 30 8.5
 Married/co-habiting 255 72.4
 Divorce/separated 33 9.4
 Widowed 34 9.7
Employment
 Yes 287 81.5
 No 65 18.5
Relationship with patient
 Parent 203 57.7
 Relative (other than sibling/parent) 42 11.9
 Sibling 26 7.4
 Self (no relative/caregiver) 77 21.9
 Other (friend/caregiver) 4 1.1
Number of caregiver’s children
 0 26 7.4
 1–3 96 27.3
 4–6 132 37.5
  > 6 98 27.8
Monthly income
  < 75,000shs 109 7.4
 75,000-300,000 173 27.3
 300,000-500,000 62 37.5
  > 500,000 8 27.8