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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of support persons

From: Support persons’ preferences for the type of consultation and the format of information provided when making a cancer treatment decision

  Respondents n = 64 (%)
Age in years, mean (SD) 61 (13)
Gender
 Male 23 (36)
 Female 41 (64)
Relationship to the patient
 Spouse/partner 37 (58)
 Relative 24 (38)
 Other 3 (4.6)
Living with the patient
 Yes 42 (66)
 No 22 (34)
Time spent caring for patient
 Less than 20 h 31 (48)
 20–40 h 10 (16)
 More than 40 h 10 (16)
 Unsure or do not provide any care 11 (17)
 Missing 2 (3.1)