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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants (n = 74)

From: The effect of weekly specialist palliative care teleconsultations in patients with advanced cancer –a randomized clinical trial

  Intervention group (n = 38) Control group (n = 36)
Demographics
Age, mean (SD), years 62.3 (9.0) 61.9 (10.6)
Female, n (%) 11 (29) 14 (39)
Diagnosis, n (%)
 Urogenital cancer 13 (34) 15 (42)
 Gastro-intestinal cancer 6 (16) 5 (14)
 Hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer 4 (11) 5 (14)
 Lung cancer 6 (16) 2 (6)
 Head and neck cancer 3 (8) 5 (14)
 Breast cancer 3 (8) 0 (0)
 Skin cancer 0 (0) 1 (3)
 Other type of cancer 3 (8) 3 (8)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married/permanent relationship 27 (71) 29 (81)
 Divorced 5 (13) 1 (3)
 Single 4 (11) 5 (14)
 Widow(er) 2 (5) 1 (3)
Having one or more children, n (%) 32 (84) 30 (83)
Living situation, n (%)
 Together with partner and/or children 28 (74) 29 (81)
 Alone 9 (24) 6 (17)
 Other living situation 1 (3) 1 (3)
Household, mean number of persons (SD) 2.0 (0.9) 2.0 (0.6)
Highest educational level, n (%)
 No education/primary school 1 (3) 3 (8)
 Lower vocational education 10 (26) 7 (19)
 Lower general secondary education 4 (11) 8 (22)
 Intermediate vocational education 11 (29) 7 (19)
 Higher general secondary education/pre-university education 3 (8) 2 (6)
 Higher professional education/university 9 (24) 9 (25)
  1. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  2. SD Standard deviation