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Table 3 Respondents to the open-ended question (item 20) by sex, age, and level of education

From: Italian onco-haematological patients’ preferences in bad news communication: a preliminary investigation

Categories n % Sex Age Level of education
Male Female ≤ 47 ≥ 48 Junior high school Senior high school Graduate/ Doctorate
Engagement 69 31.7 12 (21.4%) 57 (35.2%) 32 (30,8%) 37 (32.5%) 9 (20.5%) 40 (33.9%) 20 (35.7%)
Empathy 57 26.1 8 (14.3%) 49 (30.2%) 30 (28.8%) 27 (23.7%) 10 (22.7%) 29 (24.6%) 18 (32.1%)
Setting 34 15,6 10 (17.9%) 24 (14.8%) 14 (13.5%) 20 (17.5%) 4 (9.1%) 20 (16.9%) 10 (17.9%)
Other 15 6,9 9 (16.1%) 6 (3.7%) 7 (6.7%) 8 (7%) 4 (9.1%) 7 (5.9%) 4 (7.1%)
No suggestion 43 19,7 17 (30.4%) 26 (16%) 21 (20.2%) 22 (19.3%) 17 (38.6%) 22 (18.6%) 4 (7.1%)
Total 218 100 56 (100%) 162 (100%) 104 (100%) 114 (100%) 44 (100%) 118 (100%) 56 (100%)