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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents. (N = 246)

From: Disclosure of cancer diagnosis and prognosis: a survey of the general public's attitudes toward doctors and family holding discretionary powers

  Mean SD
Age (yr) 49.8 6.2
STAI (total score) 41.4 9.9
  N %
Sex (female) 143 58.1 %
College graduates 78 31.7 %
Living alone 32 13.0 %
Married 186 75.6 %
Living with adult child 85 26.1 %
Living with infant child 98 39.8 %
Principal household earner 133 54.1 %
Non-religious 185 75.2 %