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Table 1 Prevalence of supportive care needs at six months post-diagnosis by cancer type

From: Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors’ supportive care needs 6 months after diagnosis: a population-based cross-sectional study

  Total* (N = 1187) Prostate (n = 309) Melanoma (n = 188) Breast (n = 186) Blood (n = 164) Colorectal (n = 145) Lung (n = 108) Head & neck (n = 87)
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
No needs 496 134 122 56 54 66 29 35
42 (39–45) 43 (37–49) 65 (58–72) 30 (23–37) 33 (26–40) 46 (38–54) 27 (19–35) 40 (30–50)
Low needs 247 58 33 47 38 31 14 26
21 (19–23) 19 (15–23) 17 (12–22) 25 (19–31) 23 (17–29) 21 (14–28) 13 (7–19) 30 (20–40)
Moderate to high needs§ 444 117 33 83 72 48 65 26
  37 (34–40) 38 (33–43) 17 (12–22) 45 (38–52) 44 (36–52) 33 (25–41) 60 (51–69) 30 (20–40)
  1. * includes those with no missing items across all domains.
  2. selected ‘no’ need for help to all 34 items.
  3. selected ‘low’ level need for help to at least one item, but did not select ‘moderate’ or ‘high’ need to any item.
  4. § selected ‘moderate’ or ‘high’ level need for help to at least one item.