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Table 3 Financial challenges by participants sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

From: Perception of Cervical Cancer Patients on their Financial Challenges in Western Kenya

Characteristics Cost of treatment (%) Cost of Medication (%) Cost of home and childcare (%) Cost of clothes and wigs (%) Cost of diagnosis (%) Cost of travel (%) Cost of Nutritional supplements (%) N (%)
Cancer stage
 I 0 41 (14) 0 0 10 (4) 42 (15) 30 (14) 52 (16)
 II 30 (13) 30 (10) 30 (38) 30 (33) 30 (12) 30 (11) 20 (9) 40 (12)
 III 52 (23) 52 (18) 10 (12) 10 (11) 52 (21) 52 (18) 42 (19) 63 (19)
 IV 146 (64) 168 (58) 40 (50) 51 (56) 158 (63) 157 (56) 125 (58) 179 (54)
Marital status
 Married 73 (32) 94 (32) 20 (5) 31 (34) 84 (34) 83 (30) 73 (34) 104 (31)
 Divorced 10 (4) 20 (7) 10 (12) 10 (11) 10 (4) 20 (7) 20 (9) 31 (9)
 Widowed 134 (59) 156 (54) 50 (63) 50 (55) 135 (54) 167 (59) 114 (52) 178 (53)
 Single 11 (5) 21 (7) 0 0 21 (8) 11 (4) 10 (5) 21 (7)
HIV Status
 Positive 135 (59) 177 (61) 50 (63) 50 (55) 136 (54) 177 (63) 124 (57) 209 (63)
 Negative 52 (23) 73 (25) 20 (25) 20 (22) 73 (29) 63 (22) 62 (29) 73 (22)
 Don’t now 41 (18) 41 (14) 10 (12) 21 (23) 41 (17) 41 (15) 31 (14) 52 (15)
Income
 SC Farming 105 (46) 127 (44) 20 (25) 31 (34) 117 (47) 127 (45) 85 (39) 159 (48)
 SC Business 103 (45) 134 (46) 40 (50) 40 (44) 113 (45) 124 (44) 102 (47) 145 (43)
 Employed 20 (9) 30 (10) 20 (25) 20 (22) 20 (8) 30 (11) 30 (14) 30 (9)
Education
 None 10 (4) 32 (11) 10 (13) 10 (11) 32 (13) 43 (16) 10 (5) 43 (13)
 Primary 136 (60) 147 (51) 30 (37) 41 (45) 136 (54) 147 (52) 95 (44) 179 (53)
 Secondary 52 (23) 62 (21) 20 (25) 20 (22) 52 (21) 51 (18) 62 (28) 62 (19)
 Tertiary 30 (13) 50 (17) 20 (25) 20 (22) 30 (12) 40 (14) 50 (23) 50 (15)
Treatment
 Chemo 32 (14) 32 (11) 10 (11) 10 (11) 32 (13) 32 (11) 32 (15) 32 (10)
 Chemo+rad 11 (5) 11 (4) 0 0 11 (4) 11 (4) 11 (5) 11 (3)
 Surgery 20 (9) 20 (7) 20 (25) 20 (22) 20 (8) 20 (7) 10 (5) 30 (9)
 Bld tran+Pan k 94 (41) 94 (32) 0 11 (12) 94 (38) 94 (34) 63 (29) 105 (31)
 Pain killers 31 (14) 63 (21) 20 (25) 20 (22) 63 (25) 42 (15) 41 (19) 74 (22)
 Haematemics 40 (17) 40 (14) 30 (37) 30 (33) 30 (12) 40 (14) 40 (18) 40 (12)
 LEEP 0 31 (10) 0 0 0 42 (15) 20 (9) 42 (13)
Insurance
 Yes 30 (13) 30 (10) 20 (25) 20 (22) 30 (12) 30 (10) 30 (14) 30 (9)
 No 198 (87) 261 (90) 60 (75) 71 (78) 220 (88) 251 (90) 187 (86) 304 (91)
Total 228 (100) 291 (100) 80 (100) 91 (100) 250 (100) 281 (100) 217 (100) 334 (100)
  1. KEY
  2. Chemo: chemotherapy, Bld tran + Pan k: Blood transfusion and pain killers, Chemo + rad: chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  3. SC Farming: small scale farming, SC Business: small scale business