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Table 1 Participant characteristics (N = 612) *

From: Reference values for and interpretation of the Singapore Caregiver Quality of Life Scale: a quantile regression approach

CharacteristicsMean (SD) or N (%)
Age (years)48 (14)
Gender
 Female373 (61.0%)
 Male239 (39.0%)
Ethnicity
 Chinese521 (85.1%)
 Malay53 (8.7%)
 Indian19 (3.1%)
 Others19 (3.1%)
Education
 Tertiary315 (51.5%)
 Secondary204 (33.3%)
 Primary or below93 (15.2%)
Questionnaire language
 English304 (49.7%)
 Chinese308 (50.3%)
Mode of administration
 Self551 (90.0%)
 Interviewer61 (10.0%)
Caregiver role
 0 Only person126 (20.6%)
 1 Primary person217 (35.5%)
 2 One of the few persons269 (44.0%)
Patient’s performance status
 0 (Best)71 (11.6%)
 1205 (33.5%)
 281 (13.2%)
 3170 (27.8%)
 4 (Worst)85 (13.9%)
Patient’s diagnosis
 Colorectal145 (23.7%)
 Lung129 (21.1%)
 Breast72 (11.8%)
 Others266 (43.5%)
  1. *Mean and standard deviation (SD) for continuous variables; frequency (N) and percent for categorical variables
  2. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding