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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 195)

From: Stakeholder perspectives and requirements to guide the development of digital technology for palliative cancer services: a multi-country, cross-sectional, qualitative study in Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Cancer patients (n = 62) n (%)
Sex
 Female 35 (56.45%)
 Male 27 (43.55%)
Mean age years (SD) 51.61 (16.20)
Marital status
 Married 34 (54.84%)
 Single 13 (20.97%)
 Divorced/Separated 9 (14.52%)
 Widow/widower 6 (9.68%)
Education
 Secondary 31 (50.00%)
 Tertiary 20 (32.26%)
 No education 2 (3.23%)
 Primary 9 (14.52%)
Religion
 Roman Catholic 20 (32.26%)
 Pentecostal 18 (29.03%)
 Anglican 5 (8.06%
 Apostolic 4 (6.45%)
 Methodist 2 (3.23%)
 Seventh Day Adventist 2 (3.23%)
 No religion 2 (3.23%)
 Other 9 (14.52%)
Cancer type
 Breast 18 (29.51%)
 Prostate 8 (13.11%)
 Colon/rectum 5 (8.20%)
 Cervix 5 (8.20%)
 Lymphoma 4 (6.56%)
 Liver 3 (4.92%)
 Leukaemia 3 (4.92%)
 Lung 3 (4.92%)
 Ocular Squamous cell carcinoma 3 (4.92%)
 Bladder 2 (3.28%)
 Pancreas/Oesophagus 2 (3.28%)
 Multiple myeloma 2 (3.28%)
 Spinal/brain tumour 2 (3.28%)
 Kaposi’s Sarcoma 1 (1.64%)
Country
 Nigeria 22 (35.48%)
 Uganda 20 (32.26%)
 Zimbabwe 20 (32.26%)
Caregiver participants (n = 48)
Mean age (SD) 37 (13.44)
Sex
 Male 24 (50%)
 Female 24 (50%)
Country
 Nigeria 18 (37.50%)
 Uganda 15 (31.25%)
 Zimbabwe 15 (31.25%)
Education
 Secondary 22 (45.83%)
 Tertiary 20 (41.67%)
 No education 2 (4.17%)
 Primary 4 (8.33%)
Marital status
 Married 23 (47.92%)
 Single 22 (45.83%)
 Widow 3 (6.25%)
Religion
 Pentecostal 18 (37.50%)
 Roman Catholic 12 (25.00%)
 Anglican 4 (8.33%)
 Apostolic 4 (8.33%)
 Methodist 2 (4.17%)
 Jehovah witness 2 (4.17%)
 No religion 6 (12.50%)
Carer relationship
 Sibling 18 (37.50)
 Son/daughter 15 (31.25)
 Husband 7 (14.58)
 Parent 5 (8.33)
 Wife 4 (8.33)
Health Care Professionals (n = 59)
Sex
 Female 40 (67.80%)
 Male 19 (31.20%)
Professional cadre
 Nurses 20 (33.90%)
 Doctors 19 (32.20%)
 Counsellors/Community Care Providers 11 (18.64%)
 Social workers 8 (13.56%)
 Clinical Officer 1 (1.69%)
Mean (SD) years’ health professional experience 16.59 (11.13)
Mean (SD) years’ palliative care experience 9.70 (7.52)
Country
 Nigeria 19 (32.20%)
 Uganda 20 (33.90%)
 Zimbabwe 20 (33.90%)
Policy Makers (n = 26)
Sex
 Male 12 (46.15%)
 Female 14 (53.85%)
Professional background
 Doctor 13 (50.00%)
 Nurse 3 (11.54%)
 Pharmacist 3 (11.54%)
 Health Informatics 2 (7.69%)
 Public Health Specialist 2 (7.69%)
 Statistician 1 (3.85%)
 Social worker 1 (3.85%)
 Surveillance Manager 1 (3.85%)
Years’ experience at policy level (SD) 11 (6.29)