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Table 1 Scores of participant characteristics (Mean ± SD)

From: Development and validation of the cancer self-perceived discrimination scale for Chinese cancer patients

Characteristics N Total scores P
Gender
 Male 75 35.28 ± 11.07 0.007
 Female 103 39.99 ± 11.51
Age
 18–45 39 38.62 ± 9.90 0.128
 46–59 88 39.32 ± 11.30
 ≥ 60 51 35.27 ± 12.77
Marital status
 Married 159 37.61 ± 11.08 0.186
 Unmarried 19 41.32 ± 14.72
Residence
 Urban area 116 38.10 ± 11.44 0.877
 Rural area 62 37.82 ± 11.79
Family numbers
 ≤ 3 91 37.46 ± 11.14 0.521
 ≥ 4 87 38.57 ± 11.96
Average monthly family income
 ≤ ¥3000 78 39.04 ± 12.77 0.352
 ¥3001–6000 60 38.13 ± 10.30
 ≥ ¥6001 40 35.80 ± 10.66
Education
 Junior middle school and below 91 37.25 ± 13.08 0.371
 Senior high school and above 87 38.79 ± 9.66
Occupational classification
 Retiree 59 38.07 ± 11.98 0.066
 Civil servant or institution officer 38 40.34 ± 6.89
 Farmer or migrant worker 53 38.91 ± 12.91
 Freelance professional 28 33.00 ± 11.91
Self-rated health
 Good 41 33.15 ± 11.44 0.001
 Average 89 38.08 ± 10.98a
 Poor 48 42.02 ± 11.24ab
Time since diagnosis
 ≤ 12 months 96 36.78 ± 11.52 0.126
 > 12 months 82 39.44 ± 11.45
Medical insurance
 Urban basic health insurance 121 37.83 ± 11.22 0.556
 New rural cooperatives medical service 55 38.93 ± 12.04
Cancer Type
 Lung cancer 53 35.98 ± 10.08 0.130
 Gynecologic malignancies 45 40.84 ± 11.95
 Breast cancer 22 41.73 ± 11.41
 Head and neck cancer 21 37.62 ± 12.56
 Gastrointestinal cancer 21 35.43 ± 10.36
 Lymphomas 16 35.50 ± 13.67
  1. Fisher’s LSD: aP < .05 vs. good, bP = .05 vs. average