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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical information of patients

From: Psychometric properties and measurement equivalence of the Multidimensional Fatigue Syndrome Inventory- Short Form (MFSI-SF) amongst breast cancer and lymphoma patients in Singapore

  Total (N = 246) English Version (n = 160) Chinese Version (n = 86) P-value
Demographic information
Age, mean (± SD) 53.4 (±10.0) 51.2 (± 10.3) 57.4 (±8.0) <  0.001#
Gender, n (%)     0.192
 Female 230 (93.5) 152 (95.0) 78 (90.7)  
 Male 16 (6.5) 8 (5.0) 8 (9.3)  
Race, n (%)     <  0.001#
 Chinese 198 (80.5) 114 (71.3) 84 (97.7)  
 Non-Chinese     
  Malay 26 (10.6) 26 (16.3) 0 (0.0)  
  Indians 12 (4.9) 12 (7.5) 0 (0.0)  
  Others 10 (4.1) 8 (5.0) 2 (2.3)  
Marital Status, n (%)     
 Single 45 (18.3) 32 (20.0) 13 (15.1) 0.546
 Married 181 (73.6) 116 (72.5) 65 (75.6)  
 Divorced 17 (6.9) 11 (6.9) 6 (7.0)  
 Widowed 3 (1.2) 1 (0.6) 2 (2.3)  
Education, n (%)     <  0.001#
 Low Education 42 (17.1) 6 (3.8) 36 (41.9)  
  None 9 (3.7) 2 (1.3) 7 (8.1)  
  Primary 33 (13.4) 4 (2.5) 29 (33.7)  
 High Education 204 (82.9) 154 (96.3) 50 (58.1)  
  Secondary 111 (45.1) 73 (45.6) 38 (44.2)  
  Pre-University 45 (18.3) 37 (23.1) 8 (9.3)  
  Graduate and Above 48 (19.5) 44 (27.5) 4 (4.7)  
Occupation, n (%)     0.097
 Employed 130 (52.8) 93 (58.1) 37 (43.0)  
 Unemployed 90 (36.6) 53 (33.1) 37 (43.0)  
 Student 1 (0.4) 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0)  
 Retired 25 (10.2) 13 (8.1) 12 (14.0)  
Clinical Information
ECOG, n (%)     0.030#
 0 221 (89.8) 149 (93.1) 72 (83.7)  
 1 15 (6.1) 6 (3.8) 9 (10.5)  
 Missing 10 (4.1) 5 (3.1) 5 (5.8)  
Menopausal status, n (%)     < 0.001#
 Pre-menopausal 98 (39.8) 79 (49.4) 19 (22.1)  
 Post-menopausal 129 (52.4) 71 (44.4) 58 (67.4)  
 Not Applicable 16 (6.5) 8 (5.0) 8 (9.3)  
 Missing 3 (1.2) 2 (1.3)   
Cancer Diagnosis, n (%)     0.427
 Breast 225 (91.5) 148 (92.5) 77 (89.5)  
 Lymphoma 21 (8.5) 12 (7.5) 9 (10.5)  
Cancer Stage, n (%)     0.554
 I 34 (13.8) 26 (16.3) 8 (9.3)  
 II 134 (54.5) 87 (54.4) 47 (54.7)  
 III 50 (20.3) 31 (19.4) 19 (22.1)  
 IV 23 (9.3) 15 (9.4) 8 (9.3)  
 Unknown 5 (2.0) 1 (0.6) 4 (4.7)  
Chemotherapy Regimen, n (%)     0.819
 Anthracycline containing 132 (53.7) 85 (53.1) 47 (54.7)  
 Non-anthracycline containing 114 (46.3) 75 (46.9) 39 (45.3)  
  1. ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Pre-M pre-menopausal, Post-M post-menopausal
  2. #Denotes statistically significant difference (P < 0.05)