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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 544)

From: A cross-sectional study on associations of physical symptoms, health self-efficacy, and suicidal ideation among Chinese hospitalized cancer patients

  N %
Sex
 Men 262 48.2
 Women 282 51.8
Age (years)
 18–49 82 15.1
 50–64 282 51.8
 65+ 180 33.1
Marital status
 Married 433 79.6
 Separated, divorced, bereaved 85 15.6
 Never married 26 4.8
Education
 Less than high school 269 49.4
 High school 143 26.3
 College or higher 132 24.3
Residence
 City 426 78.3
 Rural 118 21.7
Employment status
 Employed 99 18.2
 Unemployed 47 8.6
 Retired 343 63.1
 Farm work 50 9.2
 Other 5 0.9
Cancer diagnosis
 Digestive tract 158 29.0
 Lung 129 23.7
 Breast 103 18.9
 Gynecologic 52 9.6
 Brain and Neck 35 6.4
 Leukemia/Lymphoma 32 5.9
 Other 35 6.4
Stage at diagnosis
 I 52 9.6
 II 108 19.9
 III 163 30.0
 IV 217 39.9
 Unknown 4 0.7
Time since diagnosis
 Less than 3 months 123 22.6
 4–12 months 148 27.2
 13–36 months 156 28.7
 More than 36 months 117 21.5
 Metastasis present 296 54.4