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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Consultation etiquette in general practice: a qualitative study of what makes it different for lay cancer caregivers

Characteristic Caregivers (n= 6) Health professionals (n= 19)
Mean age, years (standard deviation) 55.5 (17.1) 50.2 (5.6)
Age groups Category (n) Category (n)
   < 50 years 2 8
   50-64 years 2 11
   ≥65 years 2 0
Gender   
   Women 5 7
   Men 1 12
Relationship to patient   --
   Spouse/partner 5 --
   Non-spouse/partner 1 --
Employment status   --
   Employed 3 --
Profession --  
   Practising GP -- 6
   Palliative Specialist -- 5
   Oncologist -- 2
   Representative of caregiver/palliative care peak body -- 3
   Policy personnel -- 2
   Academic -- 1
Practice location (GPs) --  
   Metropolitan -- 3
   Regional -- 1
   Rural -- 2
Years in position --  
   < 10 years -- 8
   ≥10 years -- 11