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Table 1 Patient demographics and clinical characteristics

From: Validity and reliability of the English and translated Chinese versions of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) in Singapore

Characteristics English (N = 111) Chinese (N = 109)
N % N %
Age, Mean (SD) 59.8 (12.4)   62.9 (11.2)  
Gender
 Men 55 49.5 53 48.6
 Women 56 50.5 56 51.4
Ethnicity
 Chinese 72 64.9 109 100
 Malay 27 24.3 0 0.0
 Indian 8 7.2 0 0.0
 Other 4 3.6 0 0.0
Marital status
 Married 83 74.8 76 69.7
 Single 17 15.3 21 19.3
 Divorced 6 5.4 4 3.7
 Widowed 5 4.5 8 7.3
Education
 No formal education 3 2.7 9 8.3
 Primary school 13 11.7 42 38.5
 Secondary school 55 49.6 48 44.0
 Post-secondary level 40 36.0 9 8.3
 Missing 0 0.0 1 0.9
Primary cancer diagnosis
 Digestive organs – colorectal 33 29.7 40 36.7
 Digestive organs – non-colorectal 22 19.8 15 13.8
 Lung 18 16.2 25 22.9
 Genitourinary tract 13 11.7 13 11.9
 Breast 14 12.6 10 9.2
 Other cancers 10 9.0 6 5.5
 Unknown/ missing 1 1.0 0 0.0
Mode of administration (baseline)
 Interviewer-administered 38 34.2 57 52.3
 Self-completed 63 56.8 48 44.0
 Self-completed with help from others 10 9.0 4 3.7
Setting (baseline)
 Inpatient 63 56.8 59 54.1
 Outpatient 48 43.2 50 45.9