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Table 1 Sociodemographic and baseline clinical characteristics of older patients with cancer in palliative care

From: Effect of chocolate on older patients with cancer in palliative care: a randomised controlled study

Variável CG IG1 IG2 Full sample
n % n % n % n %
Gender
 Male 6 40 11 69 10 67 27 59
 Female 9 60 5 31 5 33 19 41
Ethnicity
 Caucasian 13 87 15 94 11 73 39 85
 Mulatto 2 13 1 6 1 7 4 9
 Black 0 0 0 0 3 20 3 6
Education
 Illiterate 3 20 0 0 3 20 6 13
 Up to 8 years 6 40 13 81 9 60 28 61
 9 to 11 years 1 7 2 12 0 0 3 6
 More than 11 years 5 33 1 6 3 20 9 20
Marital status
 Single 4 27 0 0 1 7 5 11
 Married 6 40 11 69 8 53 25 54
 Divorced 2 13 2 12 2 13 6 13
 Widower 3 20 3 19 4 27 10 22
Religion
 Catholic 11 73 12 75 7 47 30 65
 Evangelical 2 13 3 19 7 47 12 26
 Spiritist 1 7 1 6 1 7 3 6
 Other 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 2
Occupation
 Retired 11 73 8 50 13 87 32 70
 Employee 4 27 8 50 2 13 14 30
Smoking habit
 Former smoker 9 60 9 56 11 73 29 63
 Never smoker 6 40 7 43 4 27 17 37
Alcohol abuse
 Drank in the past 2 13 3 18 3 73 8 17
 Never drank 13 87 13 81 12 27 38 83
Comorbidities
 Arterial hypertension 5 11 7 15 8 17 20 43
 Dyslipidemia 2 4 2 4 2 4 6 13
 Depressive disorder 1 2 1 2 3 6 5 11
 COPD 0 0 2 4 3 6 5 11
 Hypothyroidism 3 6 1 2 0 0 4 9
 Renal insufficiency 1 2 2 4 0 0 3 6
 Heart disease 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 4
 Dementia 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2
 Stroke sequel 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2
 Liver disease 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
 Other 5 11 3 6 2 4 10 22
Primary tumor site
 Prostate 5 33 6 37 8 53 19 41
 Breast 8 53 2 12 3 20 13 28
 Lung 2 13 5 31 3 20 10 22
 Kidney 0 0 3 19 1 7 4 9
Metastases
 Yes 12 80 16 100 11 73 39 85
Previous oncologic treatment
 Chemotherapy 11 73 13 81 8 53 32 70
 Radiotherapy 11 73 4 25 9 60 24 52
 Surgery 10 67 10 62 8 53 28 61
 Hormone therapy 10 67 6 37 11 73 27 59
  1. CG control group, IG1 intervention group 1 (chocolate with 55% cocoa), IG2 intervention group 2 (white chocolate), n number, % percentage, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease