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Table 1 Caregiver and patient participant characteristics

From: To share or not to share: communication of caregiver-reported outcomes when a patient has colorectal cancer

  Caregiver (n = 25) Patient (n = 37)
Characteristic Number Number
Mean age (years) 55 65
Gender
 Woman 22 16
 Man 2 21
 Non-binary 1 0
Relationship to the patient (you are the patient’s…)
 Husband/man partner 1  
 Wife/woman partner 15  
 Non-binary partner 1  
 Daughter 6  
 Son 1  
 Friend (woman) 1  
Relationship to caregiver (you are your caregiver’s…)
 Husband/man partner   19
 Wife/woman partner   8
 Mother   1
 Father   1
 Sister   1
 Daughter   1
 Cousin (man)   1
 Friend (woman)   2
 Listed more than 1 type of relationship   3
Marital status
 Married/common-law/living together 20 27
 Divorced/separated 1 4
 Single 4 5
 Widowed 0 1
Living arrangement
 Living with the patient or their caregiver 16 29
 Living alone 5 7
 Other 4 1
Employment status
 Full-time 8 6
 Part-time 5 6
 No 11 23
 Other 1 2
Cancer stage of patient
 1 3 2
 2 1 10
 3 6 16
 4 8 4
 Unknown 7 5
Patient colostomy and/or ileostomy
 Yes 11 18
 No 14 19