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Table 5 Post-hoc comparison between quality of life with race, religion and type of cancer among participants

From: Determinants of quality of life among Malaysian cancer patients: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Mean differences (I-J) p-value
Race (I) Race (J)   
 Malay Chinese - 0.83 1.000
Indian 51.07 0.000*
Other 33.15 0.613
 China Malay 0.83 1.000
Indian 51.91 0.000*
Others 33.98 0.584
 Indian Malay - 51.07 0.000
Chinese - 51.91 0.000*
Others - 17.92 1.000
 Others Malay - 33.15 0.613
Chinese - 33.98 0.584
Indian 17.92 1.000
Religion Religion   
 Muslim Buddhist - 0.46 1.000
Hindu 51.17 0.000*
Christian 33.25 0.607
 Buddhist Muslim 0.46 1.000
Hindu 51.64 0.000*
Christian 33.72 0.600
 Hindu Muslim - 51.17 0.000*
Buddhist - 51.64 0.000*
Christian - 17.92 1.000
 Christian Muslim - 33.25 0.607
Buddhist - 33.72 0.600
Hindu 17.92 1.000
Type of cancer (I) Type of cancer (J)   
 Breast Ovarian - 51.65 0.000*
Cervical - 18.39 0.169
Colorectal 3.54 1.000
Lymphoma 14.19 1.000
Stomach 15.42 0.417
Others - 9.23 1.000
 Ovarian Breast 51.65 0.000*
Cervical 33.26 0.06
Colorectal 55.20 0.000*
Lymphoma 65.85 0.000*
Stomach 67.08 0.000*
Others 42.42 0.005
 Cervical Breast 18.39 0.16
Ovarian - 33.26 0.06
Colorectal 21.93 0.04
Lymphoma 32.58 0.01
Stomach 33.81 0.005
Others 9.15 1.000
 Colorectal Breast - 3.54 1.000
Ovarian - 55.20 0.000*
Cervical - 21.93 0.040
Lymphoma 10.64 1.000
Stomach 11.88 1.000
Others −12.78 1.000
 Lymphoma Breast −14.19 1.000
Ovarian − 65.85 0.000*
Cervical −32.58 0.013
Colorectal −10.64 1.000
Stomach 1.23 1.000
Others −23.42 0.214
 Others Breast 9.23 1.000
Ovarian −42.42 0.002
Cervical − 9.15 1.000
Colorectal 12.78 1.000
Lymphoma 23.42 0.214
Stomach 24.66 0.050
  1. *Significant at p < 0.005