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Table 1 Demographic and medical characteristics of the sample (N = 30)

From: A two-session psychological intervention for siblings of pediatric cancer patients: a randomized controlled pilot trial

  Intervention (N = 14) Control (N = 16) p*
Age at baseline (years)    
   Median (Range) 8.5 (6-14) 11.5 (6-17) .13
Sex    
   Boys (%) 9 (64.3%) 9 (56.2)  
   Girls (%) 5 (35.7) 7 (43.8) .65
Socio-economic status    
   Lower (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
   Middle (%) 10 (71.4) 9 (56.2)  
   Upper (%) 4 (28.6) 7 (43.8)  
   Median (Range) 6 (4-6) 6 (4-7) .78°
Birth order    
   Younger (%) 4 (28.6) 8 (53.3)  
   Older (%) 10 (71.4) 7 (46.7) .18
Type of diagnosis in ill child    
   Hematological malignancies (%) 7 (43.8) 10 (71.4)  
   Brain or other solid tumor (%) 9 (56.3) 4 (28.6) .13
Days hospitalized    
   T0, Median (Range) 22 (14-37) 26 (4-35) .69
   T1, Median (Range) 40 (20-76) 41 (13-57) .53
   T2, Median (Range) 68 (10-100) 62 (17-94) .19
  1. * U-Tests according to Mann-Whitney for dichotomous variables, Chi-square analysis for categorical variables; °U-Test according to Man-Whitney based on SES score
  2. Note: one twin is not included in the birth order data