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Table 1 Sample description of participants

From: The long shadow of childhood cancer: a qualitative study on insurance hardship among survivors of childhood cancer

Childhood cancer survivors
Total N = 28 (100%)
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Gender
  Male 9 (32.1)
  Female 19 (67.9)
 Age at study
  ≤25years 11 (39.3)
  26-30 years 5 (17.9)
  31-35 years 4 (14.3)
  >35 years 8 (28.6)
 Nationality
  Swiss 24 (85.7)
  Swiss and other nationality 4 (14.3)
 Currently in a relationship
  Yes 6 (21.4)
  No 22 (78.6)
 Children
  Yes 6 (21.4)
  No 22 (78.6)
 Education
  Compulsory schooling 4 (14.3)
  Vocational training 13 (46.4)
  Upper secondary 6 (21.4)
  University degree 5 (17.9)
 Employment status
  Employed 24 (85.7)
  Unemployed 4 (14.3)
Clinical characteristics
 Diagnosis
  Leukemia 10 (35.7)
  Lymphoma 5 (17.9)
  CNS tumor 3 (10.7)
  Othera 10 (35.7)
 Age at diagnosis
  0-5 years 7 (25.0)
  6-11 years 10 (35.7)
  12-18 years 11 (39.3)
 Treatment
  Surgery only or chemotherapyb 15 (53.6)
  Radiationc 10 (35.7)
  Bone marrow transplantationd 3 (10.7)
 Time since end of treatmente
  ≤5 years 3 (11.1)
  6-15 years 8 (29.6)
  16-25 years 6 (22.2)
  >25 years 10 (37.0)
 Late effects
  Yes 18 (64.3)
  No 10 (35.7)
 Type of late effectse
  Physical 12 (75.0)
  Physical and psychological 4 (25.0)
 Follow-up attendance
  Yes 15 (53.6)
  No, completed 13 (46.4)
 Relapse
  Yes 7 (25.0)
  No 21 (75.0)
 Second malignancy
  Yes 6 (21.4)
  No 22 (78.6)
Mean (years, range)
 Age at study 31.4 (18-55)
 Age at diagnosis 9.3 (0.5-16)
 Time since end of treatment 19.1 (2-38)
Experts
Total N = 3 (100%)
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Gender
  Male 2 (66.6)
  Female 1 (33.3)
Mean (years, range)
 Age at study 51.6 (41-56)
 Working experience 26.3 (21-33)
  1. aOther includes neuroblastoma, renal tumor, bone tumor, soft tissue sarcoma, thyroid cancer, germ cell cancer and histiocytosis
  2. bHas not included radiation
  3. cMay have included surgery and/or chemotherapy
  4. dMay have included surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation
  5. eMissing values