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Table 3 Differences in patient’s needs by patient and caregiver characteristics

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with the comprehensive needs of cancer patients in China

   Information Psychological Problems Health-care staff Physical Symptoms Hospital facilities and services Social and religious/spiritual support Practical support Standardized total score
Patient
 Age ≥60 65.23 ± 14.75 44.24 ± 13.15 78.44 ± 13.56 30.58 ± 7.57 52.15 ± 13.47 38.18 ± 14.22 38.47 ± 12.52 45.08 ± 9.23
<60 74.16 ± 15.72* 58.48 ± 12.11* 80.14 ± 12.48 38.26 ± 11.72* 53.28 ± 14.56 37.09 ± 15.56 39.57 ± 13.55 52.85 ± 10.52*
 Gender Male 69.13 ± 16.05 45.35 ± 12.40 75.06 ± 13.68 30.40 ± 13.80 52.71 ± 17.45 35.69 ± 17.17 36.39 ± 12.41 42.63 ± 9.80
Female 72.07 ± 18.57 56.89 ± 13.10* 81.51 ± 11.95* 39.49 ± 18.52* 54.03 ± 13.13 42.05 ± 13.77* 41.46 ± 13.50* 49.13 ± 10.13*
 Medical Public 65.83 ± 12.84 41.91 ± 15.83 72.77 ± 14.85 25.27 ± 16.33 60.12 ± 10.57* 52.50 ± 27.88* 39.55 ± 14.48 45.02 ± 12.46
Own 75.00 ± 15.40* 53.33 ± 11.38* 80.95 ± 16.12* 46.94 ± 17.33* 51.87 ± 11.64 40.66 ± 10.56 44.71 ± 14.04* 58.48 ± 11.92*
Insurance 70.23 ± 17.25 42.49 ± 11.27 78.87 ± 11.95 33.90 ± 16.50 50.01 ± 12.83 36.11 ± 12.72 36.74 ± 14.86 46.73 ± 11.34
 Education Primary 78.06 ± 16.63* 53.05 ± 12.27 79.96 ± 10.08 36.83 ± 19.47 51.51 ± 9.71 44.53 ± 10.49* 40.35 ± 13.55 52.32 ± 11.06*
Junior 70.45 ± 16.72 48.65 ± 19.68 75.40 ± 13.63 33.55 ± 16.17 52.66 ± 14.02 40.33 ± 13.61 41.76 ± 12.93 51.48 ± 11.13
Senior 69.45 ± 18.71 52.01 ± 14.82 80.91 ± 13.77 33.95 ± 15.59 51.67 ± 14.61 38.18 ± 12.25 36.59 ± 13.00 47.73 ± 9.54
College 70.25 ± 17.60 48.20 ± 19.81 77.93 ± 15.73 36.44 ± 13.70 52.18 ± 17.66 35.49 ± 13.79 40.40 ± 19.52 49.62 ± 8.32
 Income 500 70.06 ± 17.64 42.53 ± 12.65* 82.75 ± 11.03 35.61 ± 19.29 52.32 ± 12.65 40.13 ± 10.17 42.22 ± 15.35* 56.11 ± 11.07*
  500~1000 68.46 ± 15.18 36.45 ± 16.43 81.34 ± 12.14 33.28 ± 14.63 44.62 ± 10.44 40.41 ± 13.77 36.04 ± 11.61 46.47 ± 10.41
1000~2000 71.91 ± 17.41 38.44 ± 12.04 80.13 ± 13.75 36.10 ± 10.41 55.03 ± 10.66 40.49 ± 12.41 41.56 ± 13.82 48.89 ± 11.25
2000 75.26 ± 20.44 37.01 ± 16.42 82.50 ± 15.49 33.46 ± 14.85 56.82 ± 17.06* 48.07 ± 16.27 37.92 ± 19.94 50.63 ± 10.22
 Metastasis No 71.09 ± 16.09 47.02 ± 17.83 79.32 ± 13.16 34.08 ± 15.65 54.23 ± 12.59 38.53 ± 8.30 38.89 ± 13.64 50.24 ± 11.57
Yes 71.37 ± 18.46 52.41 ± 14.42* 77.54 ± 12.89 35.58 ± 17.39 52.46 ± 17.14 42.05 ± 10.51* 39.89 ± 26.03 52.06 ± 9.15
 Time since diagnosis (year) <1 71.36 ± 16.38 51.71 ± 11.06 78.57 ± 12.93 35.13 ± 17.24 53.04 ± 16.02 40.14 ± 16.06 40.16 ± 13.97* 52.31 ± 9.59
1~3 65.55 ± 19.62 45.64 ± 11.12 74.12 ± 15.55 33.30 ± 14.90 52.33 ± 11.01 33.77 ± 17.20 35.61 ± 22.15 46.18 ± 9.26
>3 80.66 ± 18.06* 59.83 ± 16.26* 84.79 ± 17.07* 35.83 ± 15.30 52.95 ± 10.40 41.66 ± 7.42 33.88 ± 3.50 56.38 ± 10.27*
 Treatment operation 71.83 ± 19.92 54.13 ± 10.44 79.54 ± 15.51 36.24 ± 16.13 53.53 ± 15.43 37.81 ± 10.24 39.69 ± 17.94 49.85 ± 13.26
radiotherapy 73.77 ± 10.24 43.33 ± 7.63 75.88 ± 4.81 45.44 ± 10.03* 62.77 ± 14.69* 40.33 ± 14.03 38.88 ± 18.86 52.02 ± 9.06
chemotherapy 72.43 ± 16.79 49.51 ± 13.47 76.56 ± 12.35 36.62 ± 23.91 51.26 ± 15.78 36.17 ± 13.20 37.23 ± 12.28 51.28 ± 9.45
comprehensive 69.56 ± 17.07 51.38 ± 11.85 78.83 ± 12.98 32.51 ± 13.94 43.70 ± 14.75 40.02 ± 17.59 38.71 ± 15.08 50.05 ± 9.56
Caregiver
 Age ≥60 72.14 ± 14.32 50.85 ± 14.58 79.13 ± 10.28 34.48 ± 11.17 53.22 ± 10.65* 38.26 ± 14.44 42.34 ± 12.67 51.21 ± 10.04
<60 69.42 ± 13.09 51.62 ± 11.13 77.07 ± 15.11 35.23 ± 10.54 50.75 ± 17.49 39.53 ± 10.74 35.36 ± 18.26* 50.03 ± 11.72
 Education Primary 70.54 ± 14.06 50.16 ± 17.51 65.21 ± 12.38 34.52 ± 16.36 46.36 ± 10.68 25.75 ± 10.46 39.82 ± 13.05 47.27 ± 10.58
Junior 69.62 ± 12.05 50.25 ± 16.43 66.37 ± 14.55 35.37 ± 15.82 45.15 ± 16.72 32.45 ± 14.26 39.18 ± 14.78 50.16 ± 10.43
Senior 72.83 ± 14.51 51.26 ± 10.44 72.51 ± 13.82 34.16 ± 14.52 50.26 ± 14.72 35.11 ± 12.37 38.56 ± 12.53 50.25 ± 9.57
College 70.05 ± 16.42 52.82 ± 10.26 81.16 ± 12.52* 37.34 ± 14.46 58.57 ± 18.16* 48.45 ± 16.46* 40.06 ± 12.16 55.17 ± 10.25*
 Number of caregivers 1 64.04 ± 15.43 49.27 ± 13.51 77.45 ± 12.23 31.57 ± 13.25 51.33 ± 14.73 39.46 ± 10.47 39.04 ± 17.25 50.64 ± 11.47
2 74.24 ± 14.25* 52.58 ± 11.03 80.68 ± 12.23 36.26 ± 17.94 52.84 ± 13.42 38.71 ± 13.79 38.43 ± 14.37 50.21 ± 10.26
3 or more 81.82 ± 11.76 51.36 ± 11.21 80.13 ± 11.28 40.53 ± 12.42* 52.92 ± 12.87 40.23 ± 11.98 40.21 ± 12.36 51.27 ± 9.29
 Together with patient Yes 70.11 ± 13.46 50.77 ± 12.29 78.84 ± 12.31 35.50 ± 17.13 52.87 ± 13.03 33.77 ± 8.02 39.24 ± 14.26 50.19 ± 10.03
No 72.59 ± 11.23 52.96 ± 10.51 77.88 ± 19.18 36.51 ± 8.88 53.01 ± 12.68 42.74 ± 12.01* 40.33 ± 10.82 51.71 ± 9.36
  1. Note: The bold and italics with * indicated the p <0.05