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Table 1 Socio-demographic backgrounds of the informants

From: Japanese cancer patient participation in and satisfaction with treatment-related decision-making: A qualitative study

Informant Gender Age Education Cancer type (primary) Time elapsed since diagnosis
A Female 57 Junior College Breast Cancer 5 yrs 3 mths
B Male 53 Graduate School Colon Cancer 10 mths
C Female 50 Junior College Lung Cancer 6 mths
D Female 58 High School Multiple Cancer a a
E Male 65 University Multiple Cancer b b
F Female 53 High School Colon Cancer 4 yrs
G Male 59 Unknown Liver Cancer 10 mths
H Male 66 University Lung Cancer 2 yrs 7 mths
I Male 53 University Lung Cancer 9 yrs 2 mths
J Male 60 University Colon Cancer 5 yrs 1 mth
K Female 61 High School Breast Cancer 8 yrs 5 mths
L Female 64 Career College Malignant Lymphoma 12 yrs
M Female 62 High School Breast Cancer 8 yrs
N Female 39 Graduate School Colon Cancer 1 yr 9 mths
O Male 59 University Pancreatic Cancer 5 yrs
P Female 42 University Gastric Cancer 1 yr 3 mths
Q Male 74 University Colon Cancer 16 yrs
R Male 58 University Esophageal Cancer 4 yrs
S Female 53 University Breast Cancer 4 yrs 9 mths
T Female 70 High School Uterine Cervical Cancer 13 yrs
U Female 60 High School Breast Cancer 9 yrs 6 mths
V Male 78 University Prostate Cancer 3 yrs 8 mths
W Female 57 High School Colon Cancer 3 yrs 1 mth
X Female 36 Unknown Colon Cancer 2 yrs 6 mths
  1. a Gastric cancer (17 yrs), colon cancer (7 yrs 6 mths), chondrosarcoma (6 yrs)
  2. b Colon cancer (14 yrs), lung cancer (7 yrs)