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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: The role of Indonesian patients’ health behaviors in delaying the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Patient characteristic Category n (%)
Gender Male 8 66.7
Female 4 33.3
Age <35 3 25.0
35–45 3 25.0
45–55 4 33.3
>55 2 16.7
Ethnicity Javanese 12 100.0
Other 0 0.0
Religion Islam 12 100.0
Other 0 0.0
Level of education No school 1 8.3
Did not complete primary school 0 0.0
Graduated primary school 5 41.7
Graduated junior high 3 25.0
Graduated high school 2 16.7
Graduated from university 1 8.3
Occupation Housewife 3 25.0
Entrepreneur 3 25.0
Civil servant/Police/Army 1 8.3
Farmer/Fisherman/Labor 4 33.3
Student 1 8.3
Marital status Not married 2 16.7
Divorced 0 0.0
Widow 1 8.3
Married 9 75.0
Types of insurance Lower income 10 83.3
Other 2 16.7
Stage disease III 1 8.3
IVA 2 16.7
IVB 7 58.3
IVC 2 16.7
Time from first symptoms to diagnosis in months <3 2 16.7
3–6> 4 33.4
6–9> 5 41.7
≥9 1 8.3