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Table 1 Characteristics of patient and diseases (N = 120)

From: Quality of life of Moroccan patients on the palliative phase of advanced cancer

  Characteristics N %
Age(years) Age (mean ± SD) 120 59 ± 16.5
Gender Female 69 57.5
Male 51 42.5
Residence Urban 93 77.5
Rural 27 22.3
Marital status Married 94 78.3
Widower 12 10
Single 14 11.6
Level of education Illiterate 54 45
Primary school 36 30
Secondary school 28 23.4
University 1 0.8
Employment status Unemployed 76 73.3
Employed 44 36.7
Social security coverage RAMED 100 83.3
AMO 19 15.8
Primary cancer diagnosis Lung 22 18.3
Digestive 45 37.5
Gynecological and Breast 43 35.8
Uro 5 4.2
Others 5 4.2
Treatment received Yes 99 82.5
No 21 17.5
Clinical stage M0 51 42.5
M1 15 12.5
NP 54 45
Karnofsky index ≤ 30 31 25.8
[40–50] 79 65.9
≥ 60 10 8.4
Period of transition to palliative phase (months/mean)   22.89  
  1. AMO: insurance for public sector employees; RAMED: insurance for economically weak patients