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Table 1 Participants Demographics

From: Validation of the Needs Assessment of Family Caregivers-Cancer scale in an Asian population

Sociodemographic and medical variables N (%a)
Sex
 Male 136 (37.50)
 Female 227 (62.50)
Race
 Chinese 263 (72.50)
 Malay 59 (16.30)
 Indian 27 (7.44)
 Others 12 (3.31)
Age Group (years)
 21–30 61 (16.80)
 31–40 68 (18.70)
 41–50 86 (23.70)
 51–60 79 (21.80)
 61–70 52 (14.30)
 71–80 12 (3.31)
Education
 No formal education 2 (0.55)
 Primary (Some/Completed) 12 (3.31)
 Secondary (Some/Completed) / N, O Levels / ITE 104 (28.70)
 A Levels / Poly Diploma 95 (26.20)
 Bachelor’s Degree 116 (32.00)
 Masters / PhD 32 (8.82)
Education (≥ High school)
 Yes 347 (95.60)
 No 14 (3.86)
Marital Status
 Single 119 (32.80)
 Married 221 (60.90)
 Divorced/Separated 7 (1.93)
 Widowed 2 (0.55)
Employed
 Yes 238 (65.60)
 No 118 (32.50)
Income (per capita)
 $2000 & below 77 (21.20)
 $2001 - $8000 166 (45.70)
 $8001 & above 58 (16.00)
Relationship with care recipient
 Spouse 116 (32.00)
 Parent 169 (46.60)
 Grandparent 8 (2.20)
 Son/daughter 19 (5.23)
 Sibling 30 (8.26)
 Others 1 (3.03)
Type of Cancer
 Breast 73 (20.10)
 Lung 68 (18.70)
 Gastro-intestinal/Colorectal/Stomach 59 (16.30)
 Hemotological/Leukemia/Lymphoma/Myeloma 54 (14.90)
 Gynecological 16 (4.41)
 Pancreas 11 (3.03)
 Multisite 12 (3.31)
 NPC/Throat/Oral 13 (3.58)
 Renal 8 (2.20)
 Brain tumor 6 (1.65)
Cancer Stage if known
 Early (stages 0–2) 63 (17.40)
 Late (stages 3–4) 247 (68.10)
Is treatment completed?
 No 265 (73.00)
 Yes 83 (22.90)
Type of Treatment completed
 Chemotherapy 142 (39.10)
 Radiotherapy 96 (26.40)
 Surgery 147 (40.50)
  1. a Percentages might not sum up to 100% due to missing data, or rounding difference