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Table 1 Description of sample

From: Factor structure of the Quality of Children’s Palliative Care Instrument (QCPCI) when completed by parents of children with cancer

  N(%) or Mean(SD)
Mean Age in years of Parent (SD) 38.4 (7.25)
Marital Status of Parent
 Married or living as married 443 (83.9)
 Not married 85 (16.1)
Highest level of education completed by parent
 ≤ High school 94 (17.8)
 College 185 (35.0)
 University 177 (33.5)
 Post graduate 61 (11.6)
 Other 11 (2.1)
Total family income
 < $25,000 CAD 57 (11.4)
 $25,000–49,999 CAD 95 (19.0)
 $50,000–99,999 CAD 163 (32.7)
 ≥ $100,000 CAD 184 (36.9)
Parent born in Canada
 Yes 399 (75.3)
 No 131 (24.7)
Live in a rural or remote community
 Yes 127 (24.3)
 No 395 (75.7)
Sex of child
 Female 217 (40.8)
 Male 315 (59.2)
Time since diagnosis of child
 0–6 months 178 (34.0)
 6.1–12 months 127 (24.2)
 12.1–18 months 77 (14.7)
 > 18 months 142 (27.1)
Diagnosis of child
 Leukemia 335 (63.2)
 Lymphoma 37 (7.0)
 CNS tumor 49 (9.2)
 Solid tumor 109 (20.6)