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Table 1 Demographic of children and their family members (N = 522)

From: Comparison of child and family reports of health-related quality of life in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients after induction therapy

  All Children (N = 522)
n (%) or mean ± SD
Young child (n = 205)
n (%) or mean ± SD
School age (n = 215)
n (%) or mean ± SD
Adolescent (n = 102)
n (%) or mean ± SD
Child’s age (years) 9.2 ± 3.5 5.9 ± 0.9 9.7 ± 1.5 14.8 ± 1.4
Child’s sex
 Male 266 (51.0) 109 (53.2) 107 (49.8) 50 (49.0)
 Female 256 (49.0) 96 (46.8) 108 (50.2) 52 (51.2)
Family member’s age 40.1 ± 6.4 37.3 ± 4.9 40.5 ± 6.3 44.9 ± 6.3
Family member’s relationship to the child
 Mother 481 (92.1) 190 (92.7) 197 (91.6) 94 (92.1)
 Father 35 (6.7) 13 (6.3) 15 (7.0) 7 (6.9)
 Other 6 (1.2) 2 (1.0) 3 (1.4) 1 (1.0)
Number of friends (child perspective)
 None 31 (6.3) 10 (5.1) 15 (7.4) 6 (6.2)
 One friend 23 (4.6) 10 (5.1) 10 (5.0) 3 (3.1)
 2—3 friends 134 (27.1) 72 (36.5) 45 (22.4) 17 (17.5)
 over 4 friends 307 (62.0) 105 (53.3) 131 (60.2) 71 (73.2)
Attending a nursery or school
 Yes 426 (85.5) 143 (70.1) 200 (98.0) 83 (92.2)
 No 72 (14.5) 61 (29.9) 4 (2.0) 7 (7.8)
Presence at nursery or school
 Almost always presence 132 (31.3) 43 (29.5) 73 (37.8) 16 (19.3)
 Presence two-thirds of the time 87 (20.6) 21 (14.4) 48 (24.9) 18 (21.7)
 Presence one-third of the time 50 (11.8) 12 (8.2) 33 (17.1) 5 (6.0)
 Almost always absence 153 (36.3) 70 (47.9) 39 (20.2) 44 (53.0)
Number of days of hospitalization in the previous month (days) 29.4 ± 3.9 29.4 ± 3.5 29.1 ± 4.7 29.8 ± 2.8
Number of days of family attendance in the previous month (days) 18.7 ± 13.8 23.0 ± 12.1 18.8 ± 13.9 10.0 ± 12.8
Family attendance ratio during children’s hospitalization 0.64 ± 0.45 0.78 ± 0.39 0.65 ± 0.45 0.34 ± 0.43
  1. Notes: Excluding missing values.
  2. Abbreviations: SD Standard deviation