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Table 1 Characteristics of children with SCD and their interviewed caregivers

From: Hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell disease: describing how caregivers make this decision

Variables Did not choose HU Chose HU
Patients n = 8 n = 8
 Patient age (years)
  Median 13 8
  Range 5–18 2–17
 Gender (n)
  Female 4 3
 Genotype (n)
  SS 5 8
  SC 3 0
 Indication for HU therapy (n)
  ACS only 1 2
  Frequent VOC only 3 1
  VOC and ACS 4 5
Caregivers n = 10 n = 9
 Caregiver age (years)
  Median 35.5 32
  Range 26–67 24–45
 Caregiver gender (n)
  Female 8 7
 Caregiver relationship to patient (n)
  Biological parent 6 7
  Biological grandparent 1 2
  Other (adoptive parent or family friend) 3 0
 Caregiver education (n)
  <12th grade 0 0
  High school 1 1
  Associates degree or finishing degree 4 5
  Bachelors 4 2
  Graduate degree 0 1
  Did not disclose 3 0
 Caregiver employed (n)
  Yes 5 8