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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Adherence to oral anticancer chemotherapy: What influences patients’ over or non-adherence? Analysis of the OCTO study through quantitative–qualitative methods

Characteristics, N = 38 Patients, n (%) or mean (±sd)
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Age (years) 58.6 (11)
 Gender
  Women 35 (92.1)
  Men 3 (7.9)
 BMI
  <25.5 10 (26.3)
  25.5–28 18 (47.4)
  >28 10 (26.3)
  Smokers 6 (15.8)
 Residence
  Town 26 (68.4)
  Country 12 (31.6)
 Living conditions
  Alone 11 (28.9)
  As a couple without children 15 (39.5)
  As a couple with children 12 (31.6)
 Educational level
  Primary school 12 (31.6)
  Secondary school 16 (42.1)
  College 8 (21.1)
 Occupation
  In activity 8 (21.1)
  Retired 15 (39.5)
  On sick leave 15 (39.5)
 Actual or former profession
  Artisan or laborer 4 (10.5)
  Intermediate occupation 23 (60.5)
  Executive 8 (21.1)
  Does not apply 3 (7.9)
Disease related characteristics
 Type of cancer
  Breast 33 (86.8)
  Colon 5 (13.2)
 Length of oral chemotherapy  
  <3 cycles 13 (34.2)
  ≥3 cycles 25 (65.8)
 Reason for discontinuation
  Toxicity 6 (15.8)
  Disease progression 9 (23.7)