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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of patients

From: Palliative care needs among patients with advanced illnesses in Bhutan

  Patients (n = 70)
  n %
Gender
  Female 39 55.7
  Male 31 44.3
Marital status
  Married 53 75.7
  Never married 9 12.9
  Widowed 4 5.7
  Divorced 3 4.3
  Separated 1 1.4
Have Children
  Yes 57 81.4
  No 13 18.6
How many children (n=57)
  1 – 3 39 68.4
  4 – 6 16 28.1
  7 – 9 2 3.5
Spoken language
  Sharchopkha 28 40.0
  Dzongkha 24 34.3
  Lhotshamkha 12 17.1
  Othersa 6 8.6
Education level
  Never been to school 29 41.4
  Higher secondary 10 14.3
  Primary 9 12.9
  Bachelors & above 8 11.4
  Middle Secondary 6 8.6
  Monastic/religious 5 7.1
  Non-formal education 3 4.3
Occupation
  Housewife 24 34.3
  Private/Corporate 15 21.4
  Civil servant 8 11.4
  Self-employed 4 5.7
  Farmer 3 4.3
  Othersb 16 22.9
  1. aBumthapkha, Khengkha, Kurtoepkha; bMonk, nun, student, retired army, retired civil servant, not employed, security guard, NGO employee