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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Mode equivalence and acceptability of tablet computer-, interactive voice response system-, and paper-based administration of the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE)

Characteristic No. of Patients (N = 112) Percent
Age (in years)   
 Median, range 56.5 (24–81)  
Gender   
 Female 67 59.8
 Male 45 40.2
Ethnicity   
 Hispanic or Latino 11 9.8
 Not Hispanic or Latino 97 86.6
 Unknown or Not reported 4 3.6
Race   
 White 86 76.8
 Black or African American 19 17.0
 Asian 4 3.6
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2 1.8
 Unknown or Not reported 1 0.9
Education   
 High school or less 27 24.1
 Some college 23 20.5
 College graduate or more 60 53.6
 Unknown or Not reported 2 1.8
Disease   
 Breast 39 34.8
 Lung, head or neck 35 31.3
 Gastrointestinal 13 11.6
 Genitourinary or Gynecologic 11 9.8
 Hematological 13 11.6
 Other or unknown 1 0.9
ECOG Performance Status   
 0–1 102 91.1
 2–4 10 8.9
Cancer treatment in the past 2 weeks   
 Chemotherapy 70 62.5
 Radiation 37 33.0
 Surgery 1 0.9
 None of the above in past 2 weeks 4 3.6
Use of computer to check e-mail or browse internet   
 Never 8 7.1
 Less than once a week 4 3.6
 Once or several times a week 19 17.0
 At least once a day 79 70.5
 Unknown/Not reported 2 1.8
  1. Abbreviation: ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group