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Table 1 Comparison of Collected Demographic Data between Participants of Cancer and Non-Cancer Scenarios

From: Parents of healthy children assign lower quality of life measure to scenarios labeled as cancer than to identical scenarios not labeled as cancer

  All Scenarios
N = 167
“Cancer” Scenario
N = 86
Non-cancer Serious Illness Scenario
N = 81
p-value
Caregiver Age median (interquartile range) 32 (19,45) 31 (16,46) 33 (10) 0.70
mean (standard deviation) 32.9 (10) 32.9 (11) 32.8 (9) 0.94
Patient Age median (interquartile range) 7 (0,17) 8 (0,18) 7 (0,16) 0.85
mean (standard deviation) 7.7 (6) 7.8 (6) 7.5 (5) 0.72
Caregiver Gender Female 89/167 (53%) 43/86 (50%) 46/81 (57%) 0.38
Caregiver Race Black 85/167 (51%) 46/86 (54%) 39/81 (48%) 0.50
White 53/167 (32%) 23/86 (27%) 30/81 (37%)  
Asian 4/167 (2%) 2/86 (2%) 2/81 (3%)  
Other 25/167 (15%) 15/86 (17%) 10/81 (12%)  
Patient Race Black 80/167 (48%) 44/86 (51%) 36/81 (44%) 0.26
White 45/167 (27%) 18/86 (21%) 27/81 (33%)  
Asian 3/167 (2%) 1/86 (1%) 2/81 (3%)  
Other 39/167 (23%) 23/86 (27%) 16/81 (20%)  
Caregiver Ethnicity Hispanic 31/167 (19%) 14/86 (16%) 17/81 (21%) 0.71
Non-Hispanic 135/167 (81%) 72/86 (84%) 63/81 (78%)  
Unknown 1/167 (1%) 0/86 (0%) 1/81 (1%)  
Patient Ethnicity Hispanic 39/167 (23%) 18/86 (21%) 21/81 (26%) 0.56
Non-Hispanic 126/167 (75%) 68/86 (79%) 58/81 (72%)  
Unknown 2/167 (1%) 0/86 (0%) 2/81 (3%)  
# Children in Family median (interquartile range) 2 (0,4) 2 (0,4) 2 (1,3) 0.93
Highest Level of Education Achieved Some high school 18/167 (11%) 5/86 (6%) 13/81 (16%) 0.24
High school graduate 67/167 (40%) 35/86 (41%) 32/81 (40%)  
Some college 46/167 (28%) 24/86 (28%) 22/81 (27%)  
College graduate 20/167 (12%) 13/86 (15%) 7/81 (9%)  
Graduate school 14/167 (8%) 7/86 (8%) 7/81 (9%)  
Employed   91/167 (55%) 50/86 (58%) 41/81 (51%) 0.33
Annual Family Income (US dollars) < 10 k 54/167 (32%) 29/86 (34%) 25/81 (31%) 0.41
10-25 k 44/167 (26%) 26/86 (30%) 18/81 (22%)  
25-50 k 35/167 (21%) 14/86 (16%) 21/81 (26%)  
50-75 k 8/167 (5%) 3/86 (4%) 5/81 (6%)  
75-100 k 8/167 (5%) 5/86 (6%) 3/81 (4%)  
> 100 k 5/167 (3%) 5/86 (6%) 0/81 (0%)  
Refused 13/167 (8%) 4/86 (5%) 9/81 (11%)  
Single Parent Household   79/167 (47%) 36/86 (42%) 43/81 (53%) 0.15
Numeracy Question 1 correct 82/167 (49%) 42/86 (49%) 40/81 (49%) 0.94
Question 2 correct 50/167 (30%) 28/86 (33%) 22/81 (27%) 0.45
Question 3 correct 6/167 (4%) 3/86 (4%) 3/81 (4%) 0.94