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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: The FACT-8D, a new cancer-specific utility algorithm based on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapies-General (FACT-G): a Canadian valuation study

Characteristic Level Number Proportion Population valuea χ2 statistic P value
Gender Male 757 0.48 0.48 0.06 0.97
Female 819 0.52 0.52
Age (years) 18–29 306 0.19 0.20 0.51 1.00
30–39 272 0.17 0.17
40–49 329 0.21 0.21
50–59 285 0.18 0.18
60–69 184 0.11 0.11
70+ 203 0.13 0.13
Province or territory of residence Alberta 171 0.11 0.12 4.65 0.98
British Columbia 210 0.13 0.13
Manitoba 55 0.04 0.04
New Brunswick 36 0.02 0.02
Newfoundland and Labrador 22 0.01 0.02
Nova Scotia 43 0.03 0.03
Northwest Territory 2 0.001 0.001
Nunavut Territory 0 0 0.001
Ontario 613 0.39 0.39
Quebec 362 0.23 0.23
Prince Edward Island 6 0.004 0.004
Saskatchewan 58 0.04 0.04
Yukon Territory 1 0.001 0.001
Primary language spoken at home English 1228 0.78 0.58 332.0  < 0.01
French 299 0.19 0.22
Other 52 0.03 0.20
Language survey completed in English 1301 0.82 N/A
French 278 0.18 N/A
Country of birth Canada 1263 0.84 N/A
Outside of canada 248 0.16  
Marital status Single 291 0.26 0.28 85.0  < 0.01
Legally married 702 0.47 0.48
In a common-law relationship 229 0.15 0.11
Separated, but still legally married 34 0.02 0.03
Divorced 100 0.07 0.06
Widowed 55 0.04 0.06
Education level No certificate, diploma or degree 40 0.03 0.15 478.1  < 0.01
High school certificate or equivalent 302 0.20 0.24
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 104 0.07 0.12
Collage, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 372 0.25 0.20
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor’s level 196 0.13 0.05
University certificate, diploma at the bachelor’s level or above 497 0.33 0.23
General health question Excellent 180 0.12 0.22 27.8  < 0.01
Very good 592 0.39 0.36
Good 497 0.33 0.29
Fair 197 0.13 0.11
Poor 40 0.03 0.02
  1. aRounding of proportions to two decimal places