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Table 1 Sample characteristics overall and by male/female sex (N=819)

From: Construct validity of the PROMIS® sexual function and satisfaction measures in patients with cancer

Characteristic Total (N = 819) Men (N = 389) Women (N = 430)
Age, mean ± SD, y 58.5 ± 11.8 61.4 ± 10.8 55.9 ± 12.2
Age group, No. (%)    
 ≤ 40 years 59 (7) 14 (4) 45 (10)
 41 to 50 years 127 (16) 29 (7) 98 (23)
 51 to 64 years 377 (46) 197 (51) 180 (42)
 65 to 79 years 232 (28) 134 (35) 98 (23)
 ≥ 80 years 21 (3) 13 (3) 8 (2)
Race, No. (%)    
 Black or African American 80 (10) 39 (10) 41 (10)
 American Indian/Alaska Native 10 (1) 6 (2) 4 (<1)
 Asian 12 (1) 2 (<1) 10 (2)
 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 2 (<1) 1 (<1) 1 (<1)
 White 705 (87) 338 (87) 367 (86)
 Multiple races or other 6 (<1) 1 (<1) 5 (<1)
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, No. (%) 21 (3) 10 (3) 11 ( 3)
Educational attainment, No. (%)    
 Less than high school 24 (3) 14 (4) 10 ( 2)
 High school graduate/GED 100 (12) 35 (9) 65 (15)
 Some college 255 (31) 122 (31) 133 (31)
 College degree 229 (28) 114 (29) 115 (27)
 Advanced degree (MA, PhD, MD) 211 (26) 104 (27) 107 (25)
Treatment status in past month, No. (%)    
 None (ie, posttreatment follow-up) 526 (64) 290 (75) 236 (55)
 Undergoing treatment 290 (36) 98 (25) 192 (45)
 Radiation therapy 29 (4) 15 (4) 14 (3)
 Hormonal therapy (eg, tamoxifen, anastrozole, leuprolide) 140 (17) 28 (7) 112 (26)
 Chemotherapy (injection or oral) 116 (14) 46 (12) 70 (16)
 Immunotherapy (eg, interferon) 9 (1) 2 (<1) 7 (2)
 Other 36 (4) 17 (4) 19 (4)
Recurrence of cancer, No. (%) 151 (18) 68 (17) 83 (19)
Cancer spread to lymph nodes, No. (%) 202 (25) 68 (17) 134 (31)
Cancer spread to another area, No. (%) 134 (16) 57 (15) 77 (18)
Primary cancer diagnosis, No. (%)    
 Breast cancer 252 (35) 1 (<1) 251 (62)
 Colorectal 98(13) 57 (18) 41 (10)
 Gynecologic cancer 29 (4) 29 (7)
 Lung cancer 56 (8) 35 (11) 21 (5)
 Prostate cancer 146 (20) 146 (45)
 Other or Unknown 9 (1) 6 (2) 3 (<1)
  1. Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.