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Table 1 Sample demographic

From: Second opinions in medical oncology

Variable Characteristic Total
(N = 355)
Gender Male 159 (45%)
Female 196 (55%)
Age category 18–40 21 (6.0%)
41–60 140 (40%)
61+ 190 (54%)
Age mean (SD) 61.13 (11.68)
median (min, max) 62.33 (26.99, 100.07)
Married Married or partner 243 (69%)
Single, divorced, separated or widowed 110 (31%)
Education HS or below 151 (43%)
Vocational training, University or other 199 (57%)
Health insured Yes 163 (46%)
No 189 (54%)
Concession Yes 189 (54%)
No 164 (46%)
Living with With Others 279 (79%)
Alone 74 (21%)
Cancer Type Colorectal 79 (23%)
Breast 99 (28%)
Haematology 13 (3.7%)
Prostate 21 (6.0%)
Lung 20 (5.7%)
Melanoma 12 (3.4%)
More than one type 98 (28%)
Other 7 (2.0%)
Number of patients at each treatment centre 101 127 (36%)
208 120 (34%)
616 108 (30%)