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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients

From: The ability of cancer-specific and generic preference-based instruments to discriminate across clinical and self-reported measures of cancer severities

  Frequency (%) or Mean (± SD)
  All Cancers (n = 184) Breast Cancer (n = 66) Colorectal Cancer (n = 57) Lung Cancer (n = 61)
Female 119 (65) 66 (100) 25 (44) 29 (48)
Age 58.5 (± 11.5) 53.2 (± 10.9) 60.1 (± 11.1) 63.0 (± 9.8)
Marital status
   Single 24 (13) 11 (17) 6 (10) 8 (13)
   Married/living with a partner 120 (65) 42 (64) 41 (72) 37 (61)
   Divorced/separated/widowed 37 (20) 13 (20) 10 (18) 14 (23)
Ethnicity
   Caucasian 85 (46) 32 (48) 29 (51) 24 (61)
   Asian 26 (14) 11 (17) 7 (11) 10 (17)
   Other ethnicity 70 (38) 22 (33) 18 (32) 28 (46)
Employment
   Full time 55 (30) 26 (39) 20 (35) 10 (16)
   Retired 66 (36) 15 (23) 32 (52) 20 (35)
   Unemployed 42 (23) 17 (26) 13 (23) 18 (11)
Education
   Primary school 51 (28) 14 (21) 20 (35) 17 (29)
   Secondary school 15 (8) 3 (5) 7 (12) 7 (12)
   College/University 9 (5) 45 (68) 29 (51) 31 (53)
   Other 9 (5) 4 (6) 1 (2) 4 (7)
Annual income (CAD)
   <$29,999 42 (24) 12 (19) 14 (25) 16 (29)
   $30,000-$59,999 55 (32) 17 (27) 15 (27) 24 (54)
   $60,000-$99,999 35 (20) 15 (24) 9 (16) 10 (18)
   ≥ $100,000 42 (24) 18 (29) 16 (29) 7 (13)
Stage of disease
   1 15 (8) 5 (8) 2 (3) 8 (14)
   2 31 (17) 26 (66) 2 (3) 3 (5)
   3 46 (25) 8 (12) 18 (32) 20 (34)
   4 92 (50) 27 (41) 27 (48) 35 (59)
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
   0 64 (34.8) 33 (50.0) 18 (31.6) 13 (21.3)
   1 96 (52.2) 27 (40.9) 33 (57.9) 36 (59.0)
   2 15 (8.2) 1 (1.5) 4 (7.0) 10 (16.4)
   3 5 (2.7) 2 (3.0) 1 (1.8) 2 (3.3)
Self-reported general health
   Excellent 14 (7.6) 1 (1.5) 9 (15.8) 4 (6.6)
   Very good 48 (26.1) 20 (30.3) 16 (28.1) 12 (19.7)
   Good 54 (29.3) 21 (31.8) 20 (35.1) 13 (21.3)
   Fair 36 (19.6) 11 (16.7) 7 (12.3) 18 (31.0)
   Poor 22 (12.0) 8 (12.1) 4 (7.0) 10 (16.4)
   Very poor 5 (2.7) 3 (4.5) 1 (1.8) 1 (1.6)