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Table 2 Basic demographics, disease and treatment characteristics of the survivors included in phase 1b

From: Understanding the quality of life (QOL) issues in survivors of cancer: towards the development of an EORTC QOL cancer survivorship questionnaire

Survivors Phase 1a Phase 1b
N = 117 Total N = 458 Subsample N = 386a
Age
 Mean ± SD (years) 57 (13.6) 59 (13.8) 59 (13.7)
Sex (%)
 male 58 (50%) 246 (54%) 207 (54%)
Partner statusb
 in relationship 90 367 313
 widower/ divorced/ separated 9 61 49
 single 14 50 43
Education (%)
 none or primary school only 15 (13%) 59 (13%) 47 (12%)
 high school 46 (39%) 167 (36%) 140 (36%)
 college or university 53 (45%) 222 (48%) 190 (49%)
 missing 3 (3%) 10 (2%) 9 (2%)
Work status (%)
 working 59 (50%) 205 (45%) 180 (47%)
 retired 43 (37%) 185 (40%) 157 (41%)
 unemployed 4 (3%) 24 (5%) 17 (4%)
 homemaker 4 (3%) 22 (5%) 17 (4%)
 disabled 5 (4%) 10 (2%) 7 (2%)
 other or missing 2 (2%) 12 (2%) 10 (3%)
Disease recurrence (%) 11 (9%) 75 (16%) 66 (17%)
Tumor stagec (%)
 stage I 19 (16%) 101 (23%) 88 (24%)
 stage II 45 (38%) 131 (30%) 108 (28%)
 stage III 29 (25%) 113 (25%) 95 (25%)
 stage IV 3 (3%) 40 (9%) 34 (9%)
 stage unknown 13 (11%) 47 (11%) 40 (10%)
 no stage determined 8 (7%)   
Time since completing primary treatment
 Mean (SD) (years) 4.2 (4.0) 4.8 (4.0)
Time since completing last treatment
 Mean (SD) (years) 3.6 (3.2) 4.4 (3.2)
Therapyb
 surgery 98 342 326
 chemotherapy 77 254 222
 radiotherapy 54 238 209
 hormonal therapy 15 49 48
 monoclonal antibodies 2 21 18
 cell transplantation   6 6
 active surveillance 7 66 59
 current maintenance therapy 8 61 47
  1. Percentages are given in the cases that categories are mutually exclusive
  2. N number, SD Standard deviation
  3. asubsample of phase 1b that consists of the survivors who are at least 1 year after treatment completion
  4. bcategories are not mutual exclusive, e.g. one can be a widower and have a new relationship
  5. cfor glioma survivors in Phase 1b tumor grading was used, we included per tumor grade: grade 1: 2 survivors; grade 2: 8 survivors; grade 3: 14 survivors; grade 4: 1 survivor