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Table 1 Characteristics and socio-demographic features according to stage of disease

From: Long-term prospective longitudinal evaluation of emotional distress and quality of life in cervical cancer patients who remained disease-free 2-years from diagnosis

Characteristics Total No. (%) Early stage cervical cancer No. (%) Locally advanced cervical cancer No. (%) p valuea
Whole series 227 105 (46.3) 122 (53.7) -
Age, years     
Median (range) 50.0 (27.3-82.0) 46.1 (27.3-82.0) 52.5 (29.1-81.2) 0.001 b
Menopause (at diagnosis)     
No 124 (54.6) 68 (64.8) 56 (45.9)  
Yes 103 (45.4) 37 (35.2) 66 (54.1) 0.006
Co-morbid conditions     
No 173 (76.2) 84 (80.0) 89 (72.9)  
Yes 54 (23.8) 22 (20.0) 32 (27.1) 0.234
Adjuvant Therapy     
None 162 (71.3) 77 (73.3) 85 (69.6)  
Yes 65 (28.7) 28 (26.7) 37 (30.4) 0.312
Use of antidepressant drugs     
No 193 (85.1) 90 (85.7) 103 (84.4)  
Yes 34 (14.9) 15 (14.3) 19 (15.6) 0.853
Marital Status     
Married 145 (63.8) 70 (66.7) 75 (61.4)  
Not married/widowed/divorced 82 (36.2) 35 (33.3) 47 (38.6) 0.483
Living status     
Alone 28 (12.3) 10 (9.5) 18 (14.7)  
Not alone 199 (87.7) 95 (90.5) 104 (85.3) 0.312
Children     
No 45 (19.8) 19 (18.1) 26 (21.3)  
Yes 182 (80.2) 86 (81.9) 96 (78.7) 0.614
Education level     
Primary school 36 (15.8) 12 (11.4) 24 (19.7)  
High school/graduation) 191 (84.2) 93 (88.6) 98 (80.3) 0.102
Employment status     
Employed 111 (48.9) 49 (46.7) 62 (50.8)  
Unemployed/retired 116 (51.1) 56 (53.3) 60 (49.2) 0.623
  1. a calculated by Fisher’s exact test for proportion.
  2. b calculated by Wilcoxon rank sum non parametric test.