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Table 1 Participant self-reported sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

From: Content validity and ePRO usability of the BPI-sf and “worst pain” item with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma

Participant characteristics (self-report) Total N = 21a Pleural N = 18 Peritoneal N = 4
Age (years)b
 Mean (SD) 68.7 (13.6) 68.7 (14.4) 57.1 (24.7)
 Range (Min, Max) (22.0, 84.3) (22.0, 84.3) (22.0, 78.7)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 15 (71.4%) 13 (72.2%) 2 (50.0%)
Ethnicity, n (%)b, c
 Not Hispanic or Latino 19 (90.5%) 16 (88.9%) 4 (100.0%)
Racial background, n (%)b
 White 20 (95.2%) 17 (94.4%) 4 (100.0%)
Employment status, n (%)b, d
 Employed, full-time or part-time 2 (9.5%) 2 (11.1%) 0 (0%)
 Retired 14 (66.7%) 12 (66.7%) 2 (50.0%)
 Disabled/Othere 5 (23.8%) 4 (22.2%) 1 (25.0%)
Highest level of education, n (%)b
 Elementary/primary school 2 (9.5%) 1 (5.6%) 1 (25.0%)
 Secondary/high school 5 (23.8%) 5 (27.8%) 0 (0%)
 College or Postgraduate degreeb 14 (66.7%) 12 (66.7%) 3 (75%)
Health rated within the past week
 Excellent/Very good/Good 15 (71.4%) 13 (72.2%) 3 (75.0%)
 Fair/Poor 5 (23.8%) 4 (22.2%) 1 (25.0%)
 Missingb 1 (4.8%) 1 (5.6%)
  1. aOne patient had pleural and peritoneal disease and is included in both disease-specific columns
  2. bOne participant did not complete the sociodemographic form
  3. cOne participant did not answer ethnicity question
  4. dNot mutually exclusive
  5. eOne participant answered “student”