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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of disease-free survivors of DTC

From: Decreased health-related quality of life in disease-free survivors of differentiated thyroid cancer in Korea

Characteristics Number of patients (n = 316) %
Age at diagnosis (yr), mean (SD) 41.2 (9.8)  
Age at evaluation (yr), mean (SD) 46.0 (9.2)  
Gender   
   Female 287 90.8
Marital status (n = 298*)   
   Married 274 91.9
Education (n = 306*)   
   >High school graduate 178 58.2
Employment status (n = 307*)   
   Employed 142 46.3
Religious (n = 300*)   
   Yes 214 71.3
Subjective financial status (n = 294*)   
   ≥Middle 274 93.2
Histology   
   Papillary carcinoma 308 97.5
   Follicular carcinoma 8 2.5
Stage (AJCC6)   
   I 223 70.6
   II 5 1.6
   III 82 25.9
   IV 0 0
   Unknown 6 1.9
Operation   
   Total thyroidectomy 284 89.9
   Subtotal/lobectomy 32 10.1
RAI therapy 291 92.0
RAI, cumulative dose (mCi), mean (SD) 134.0 (101.0)  
RAI, total frequency, mean (SD) 2.6 (1.4)  
TSH (), mean (SD) 0.49 (5.74)  
Free T3 (), mean (SD) 3.77 (0.93)  
Time since remission (months), mean (SD) 37.3 (28.8)  
  1. AJCC6, American Joint Committee on Cancer, sixth edition, stage of disease; RAI, radioactive iodine therapy
  2. * represents number of patients who replied to the specific question.