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Table 1 Lymphoma survivors’ characteristics at the time of survivorship assessment

From: Fatigue level changes with time in long-term Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors: a joint EORTC-LYSA cross-sectional study

  Hodgkin lymphoma
N = 2023
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas
N = 1619
N (%) N (%)
Age
 Mean (sd) 47.8 (12.3) 62.9 (12.7)
 Median (min - max) 46.8 (24–85) 63.9 (24–92)
 20–39 years 608 (30.1) 82 (5.1)
 40–49 years 573 (28.3) 189 (11.7)
 50–49 years 482 (23.8) 345 (21.3)
 60–69 years 268 (13.3) 548 (33.8)
 70–79 years 77 (3.8) 310 (19.1)
  ≥ 80 years 15 (0.7) 145 (9.0)
Gender
 Male 994 (49.1) 882 (54.5)
 Female 1029 (50.9) 737 (45.5)
Education level
 University 736 (37.2) 516 (33.6)
 High school 646 (32.6) 480 (31.2)
 College 479 (24.2) 282 (18.3)
 Elementary school 119 (6.0) 260 (16.9)
 Unspecified 43   81  
Years since treatment start, mean (sd) 15.7 (7.6) 12.8 (4.5)
 5 to 9 years 423 (20.9) 511 (31.6)
 10 to 14 years 665 (32.9) 561 (34.6)
 15 to 19 years 469 (23.2) 362 (21.4)
  ≥ 20 years 466 (23.0) 185 (11.4)
Cohabitation status
 Living without partner
  Yes 398 (19.7) 436 (26.9)
  No 1625 (80.3) 1183 (73.1)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
 BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 231 (11.4) 264 (16.3)
 BMI < 30 kg/m2 1792 (88.6) 1355 (83.7)
Self-reported health disorders
 Cardiovascular disorders a
  Yes 442 (21.9) 327 (20.2)
  No 1581 (78.1) 1292 (79.8)
 Pulmonary disorders a
  Yes 164 (8.1) 108 (6.7)
  No 1859 (91.9) 1511 (93.3)
 Severe infections a
  Yes 288 (14.2) 200 (12.4)
  No 1735 (85.8) 1419 (87.6)
 Musculoskeletal disorders a
  Yes 172 (8.5) 142 (8.8)
  No 1851 (91.5) 1477 (91.2)
 Anxiety
  Yes 184 (9.1) 216 (13.3)
  No 1839 (90.9) 1403 (86.7)
 Depression or suicide attempt
  Yes 251 (12.4) 153 (9.5)
  No 1772 (87.6) 1466 (90.5)
Number of self-reported health disorders excluding second cancers
 0 780 (38.5) 577 (35.6)
 1 423 (20.9) 382 (23.6)
 2 295 (14.6) 225 (13.9)
 3 202 (10.0) 162 (10.0)
  ≥ 4 323 (16.0) 273 (16.9)
History of second cancer     
 Yes 61 (3.0) 127 (7.8)
 No 1962 (97.0) 1492 (92.2)
Fatigue assessment
 MFI scores, crude mean (sd b)
  General fatigue (2020/1605) c 44.8 (29.4) 42.5 (26.4)
  Physical fatigue (2018/1577) 38.6 (29.8) 36.7 (27.3)
  Reduced activity (2017/1587) 31.8 (26.4) 33.4 (23.9)
  Reduced motivation (2018/1585) 26.9 (24.4) 27.2 (23.4)
  Mental fatigue (2007/1586) 31.4 (27.4) 28.3 (25.2)
  1. aCardiovascular disorders: heart valve problem, heart rhythm disorder, heart failure, peripheral artery disease, stroke, thrombosis
  2. Pulmonary disorders: pleurisy, lung function deterioration, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  3. Severe infections: zona infection, herpes zoster, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis
  4. Musculoskeletal disorders: avascular necrosis of bone, muscular fibrosis, severe osteoarthritis
  5. bsd indicates standard deviation
  6. cNumber of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors with fatigue assessment available