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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patient participants

From: Understanding health-seeking and adherence to treatment by patients with esophageal cancer at the Uganda cancer Institute: a qualitative study

Characteristics
N = 16
Frequency Percentage
Sex
 Female 6 37.5
 Male 10 62.5
Residential status
 Rural 9 56.3
 Urban 7 43.7
Education status
 Primary or none 11 68.8
 Secondary 5 31.2
 Tertiary 0 0.0
Marital status
 Single 4 25.0
 Married 8 50.0
 Divorced 2 12.5
 Widowed 2 12.5
Age (years)
 Median age, Overall = 50; female = 63; male = 55. Range = 40–79
  40–49 3 18.8
  50–59 6 37.5
  60–69 6 37.5
  70–79 1 6.2
Current occupation (surrogate measure for income status)
 Not indicated 2 12.5
 Peasant 9 56.2
 Self employed 3 18.8
 Formally employed 2 12.5
Region of residence
 Central 8 50.0
 Eastern 3 18.8
 Western 2 12.4
 Southern 0 0.0
 Northern 3 18.8
Stage at Diagnosis
 Stage I/II 0 0.0
 Stage III 2 12.5
 Stage IV 14 87.5