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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants and caregivers among pediatric cancer patients in Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 102)

From: Determinants of delayed diagnosis among pediatric cancer patients from Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

Variables /categoryDelayed Diagnosis
YesNo
Sex
 Male49 (70%)21 (30%)
 Female22 (68.7%)10 (31.3%)
Age
 Less than 5 years9 (40.9%)13 (59.1%)
 5–10 years22 (78.6%)6 (21.4%)
 10 – ≤ 18 years40 (76.9%)12 (23.1%)
Residence
 Rural34 (85%)6 (15%)
 Urban37 (59.7%)25 (40.3%)
Educational status of caregivers
 Educated40 (58.8%)28 (41.2%)
 Uneducated31 (91.2%)3 (8.8%)
Care givers occupation
 Employed18 (75%)6 (25%)
 Unemployed53 (68%)25 (32%)
Family Size
 Less than 540 (63.5%)23 (36.5%)
 Above 521 (53.9%)18 (46.1%)
Monthly income
 Less than 100040 (78.4%)11 (21.6%)
 1000–300017 (77.3%)5 (22.7%)
 Above 300014 (48.3%)15 (51.7%)
Health insurance
 Yes12 (46.1%)14 (53.9%)
 No59 (77.6%)17 (22.4%)