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Table 2 Sample characteristics of the prostate and testicular cancer survivor samples

From: International evaluation of the psychometrics of health-related quality of life questionnaires for use among long-term survivors of testicular and prostate cancer

  PCa survivors (N = 116) TCa survivors (N = 126)
Age
 Mean ± SD (years) 75.0 (5.8) 43.1 (8.8)
Civil status (%)
 married/living with partner 92 (79%) 85 (67%)
 widower 11 (10%)  
 divorced/separated 8 (7%) 7 (6%)
 in relationship living apart   15 (12%)
 never been married/living together 4 (3%)a 16 (13%)
Education (%)
 university 23 (20%) 42 (33%)
 vocational education 46 (40%) 50 (40%)
 high school 24 (21%) 26 (21%)
 primary school 21 (18%) 6 (5%)
Work status (%)
 fulltime (≥ 32 h per week) 2 (2%) 92 (73%)
 part-time (< 32 h per week) 1 (1%) 13 (10%)
 irregular hours 1 (1%)  
 retired 111 (96%) 6 (5%)
 unemployed   2 (2%)
 incapable of work 1 (1%) 9 (7%)
 household   2 (2%)
Country (%)
 The Netherlands 44 (38%) 37 (29%)
 Belgium 37 (32%)  
 United Kingdom   29 (23%)
 Norway   23 (18%)
 France 25 (22%)  
 Italy 10 (9%) 37 (29%)
Time since treatment allocation
 Mean (SD) (years) 13.0 (2.1)  
Time since treatment evaluation
 Mean (SD) (years)   11.9 (3.8)
Treatment allocation (%)
 prostatomectomy and wait and see 53 (46%)  
 prostatomectomy and radiation 61 (53%)  
 four cycles/ five days   27 (21%)
 four cycles/ three days   23 (18%)
 three cycles/ five days   53 (42%)b
 three cycles/ three days   23 (18)
Co-morbid disorders (%)
 0 22 (19%) 58 (46%)
 1 22 (19%) 36 (29%)
 2 29 (25%) 20 (16%)
 3 or more 35 (30%) 8 (6%)
  1. aTotals which do not add up to 100% are caused by missing data. bMost patients recruited outside the trial were treated with this regimen. N number of participants, SD Standard deviation