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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the whole population included

From: Cancer in Moroccan elderly: the first multicenter transverse study exploring the sociodemographic characteristics, clinical profile and quality of life of elderly Moroccan cancer patients

  N %
Center
-University Hospital 63 38.4
-Regional Center of Oncology 63 38.4
-COP 3 1.8
-Military Hospital 35 21.3
Representativity
-Al Hoceima 37 14%
-Meknes   
*Military 27 21%
Context
-Day hospital 59 45.7
-Consultation 52 40.3
-Hospitalization 17 1.2
-Emergency 1 0.8
Age
- > 70 years old 101 62
Sex
-Male 84 51.2
-Female 80 48.8
Living
-Urban 106 65
-Rural 57 35
Religion
-Muslim 164 100
Civil status
-Single 2 1.3
-Married 100 62.5
-Divorced 3 1.9
-Widower 55 34.4
Number of children
-0 12 7.7
-1–3 32 20.5
-4–6 56 35.9
- > 6 56 35.9
Level of education
-Illiterate 87 53.4
-Mosque 32 19.6
-Elementary 24 14.7
-High school 17 10.4
-University 2 1.2
Personal pension 39 24.2
Spouse pension 19 11.8
Financial aid from children 85 52.8
Still working 11 6.8
Other 34 21.1
Monthly income in MAD (euros)
- < 1500 (136) 72 46.2
-1500–3000 (136–273) 42 26.9
-3000–5000 (273–455) 18 11.5
-5000–8000 (455–728) 11 7.1
- > 8000 (728) 13 8.3
Medical coverage
-Ramed 100 61.3
-CNOPS (Public sector) 12 7.4
-CNSS (Private sector) 14 8.6
-Military 29 17.8
-Private insurance 3 1.8
-None 5 3.1
Living alone 7 4.3
Living with spouse 72 44.4
Living with children 100 61.7
Living with brother/sister 6 3.7
Living in an institution 0 0
Accompanying to the hospital
-None 22 13.7
-1 person 98 60.9
- > 1 person 41 25.5
Request by the family to hide the diagnosis from the patient 25 15.3
Smoking
-Never 94 57.7
-Former 52 31.9
-Active 4 2.5
-Passive 13 8
Alcohol use
-Ne er 147 89.6
-Former 17 10.4
-Active 0 0
Use of medicinal plants 20 12.2