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Table 1 Characteristics of 32 included cancer patients and 46 associated interviews of parents

From: Parent’s perspectives of the pathway to diagnosis of childhood cancer: a matter of diagnostic triage

Interview/case # Diagnosis Child’s age group at diagnosis (years) Sex Time interval: From first appearance of change to diagnosis Interview person (P) Parental education Parent’s age group at interview (years) Number of children in family Validation of model as part of interview
1 Haematological cancer 0–4 F 5 months Mom/P1 Higher Missing 2 No
2 Brain tumour 10–14 F 8 months Mom/P2 Higher Missing 2 No
3 Haematological cancer 5–9 M 4 months Mom/P3 Higher > 40 3 No
4 Haematological cancer 10–14 M 4 months Mom/P4
Dad/P5
Higher
Higher
Missing
Missing
2 No
5 Solid tumour 10–14 F 9 months Mom/P6 Higher > 40 3 No
6 Haematological cancer 0–4 M 2 weeks Dad/P7 Higher Missing 1 No
7 Haematological cancer 10–14 M 2.5 weeks Mom/P8 Higher > 40 3 No
8 Haematological cancer 0–4 M 1 month Dad/P9 Higher 31–40 2 No
9 Haematological cancer 0–4 F 4 months Mom/P10 Higher 31–40 3 No
10 Brain tumour 0–4 M 3 years Dad/P11 Higher Missing 2 No
11 Haematological cancer 0–4 M 4 months Mom/P12 Higher Missing 1 No
12 Solid tumour 10–14 F 3 weeks Mom/P13
Dad/P14
Higher
Medium
> 40
> 40
2 No
13 Solid tumour 15–18 M 1 month Mom/P15
Dad/P16
Higher
Higher
> 40
> 40
2 No
14 Solid tumour 0–4 M 4 months Mom/P17
Dad/P18
Higher
Higher
31–40
31–40
2 No
15 Haematological cancer 0–4 M 3 months Mom/P19
Dad/P20
Higher
Medium
31–40
31–40
2 No
16 Solid tumour 10–14 F 1.5 months Mom/P21
Dad/P22
Higher
Higher
> 40
> 40
3 No
17 Haematological cancer 5–9 F 5 months Mom/P23
Dad/P24
Higher
Medium
31–40
31–40
2 No
18 Haematological cancer 0–4 F 2 weeks Mom/P25
Dad/P26
Higher
Higher
> 40
> 40
3 No
19 Brain tumour 5–9 M Missing Mom/P27
Dad/P28
Higher
Medium
> 40
> 40
2 No
20 Haematological cancer 0–4 M 1.5 months Mom/P29
Dad/P30
Medium
Medium
≤30
31–40
3 No
21 Solid tumour 0–4 F 1 week Mom/P31
Dad/P32
Higher
Medium
31–40
> 40
2 No
22 Solid tumour 10–14 M 2 weeks Mom/P33
Dad/P34
Medium
Higher
31–40
31–40
2 No
23 Haematological cancer 15–18 F 1 week Dad/P35 Higher Missing 4 No
24 Haematological cancer 10–14 M 1 month Mom/P36 Higher Missing 2 No
25 Haematological cancer 0–4 M 11 days Mom/P37
Dad/P38
Higher
Short
Missing
Missing
4 No
26 Haematological cancer 10–14 M 1 week Mom/P39 Higher > 40 2 No
27 Haematological cancer 10–14 M 3 months Mom/P40
Dad/P41
Higher
Higher
31–40
31–40
2 Yes
28 Solid tumour 10–14 M 2,5 years Mom/P42 Medium > 40 3 Yes
29 Brain tumour 0–4 M 11 months Mom/P43 Higher 31–40 2 Yes
30 Solid tumour 15–18 F 6 months Mom/P44 Medium > 40 1 Yes
31 Brain tumour 0–4 M 2 ¼ years Mom/P45 Medium 31–40 2 Yes
32 Brain tumour 15–18 M 12 months Mom/P46 Higher > 40 2 Yes
  1. Time intervals are estimates reported by parents. Parental education is highest achieved degree. Three categories are created for educational level: Short (Primary/secondary school and high school diploma), Medium (Vocational education and Short higher education (≤2 years)), Higher (Bachelor degree (≤4 years), Master’s degree and PhD degree) The categories are based on the International Standard Classification of Education [29]. Stepparents as interview persons are also designated mom/dad