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Table 1 Demographic data of the participants

From: Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medicine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer

Parents’ sex
 Female: (n = 20)
 Male: (n = 4)
Child’s sex
 Female: (n = 13)
 Male: (n = 9)
Age of parents
 41 years (mean) 18–59 years (range)
Age of child at diagnosis
 Infant/toddlers (0–2 years): (n = 10)
 Young children (3–9 years): (n = 8)
 Teenager (10–19 years): (n = 4)
Household
 Married/living as married: (n = 20)
 Single parent: (n = 2)
Occupationa  
 Health service sector: (n = 8)
 Public sector/teacher: (n = 10)
 Private sector: (n = 7)
 Self-employed: (n = 3)
 Disability pension: (n = 2)
Place of cancer treatment  
 Oslo: (n = 17)
 Trondheim, Bergen, or Tromsø: (n = 5)
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