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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of short- and long-term cancer survivors

From: Morbidity, life style and psychosocial situation in cancer survivors aged 60-69 years: results from The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (The HUNT-II Study)

Variables Short-term
survivors
(N = 128)
Long-term
survivors
(N = 206)
p-value Effect
Size
Age, mean (SD) 65.3 (2.9) 65.0 (3.0) 0.28  
Time since diagnosis (years)     
   Mean (SD) 2.3 (1.4) 13.8 (7.2) <0.001 2.00
   Median 2.1 12.6   
   Range 0.1 - 5.0 5.1 - 42.2   
Localization of cancer, N (%)     
   Respiratory tract 5 (4) 11 (5) 0.79  
   Gastrointestinal tract 28 (22) 32 (15) 0.14  
   Breast 33 (26) 57 (27) 0.80  
   Gynecological 13 (10) 52 (25) 0.001 0.41
   Prostate 24 (19) 5 (2) <0.001 0.62
   Other organ systems 25 (20) 49 (23) 0.41  
Sex, N (%)    0.002 0.33
   Male 57 (44) 58 (28)   
   Female 71 (56) 148 (72)   
Civil status, N (%)    0.95*  
   Married 95 (74) 147 (71)   
   Single, separated, divorced, widowed 33 (26) 59 (29)   
Level of basic education, N (%)    0.66*  
   <10 years 76 (63) 130 (68)   
   ≥10 years 45 (37) 61 (32)   
Work status, N (%)     
   Paid work, independent business 37 (29) 51 (25) 0.71*  
   Disability or age pension 89 (70) 144 (70) 0.95*  
Economic problems last year, N (%) 14 (11) 22 (11) 1.00*  
Have enough friends, N (%) 106 (82) 161 (78) 0.06*  
Active in social clubs ≥1 time/month, N (%) 47 (40) 94 (51) 0.11*  
  1. *Adjusted for sex