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Table 2 Symptom occurrence rates for the total sample and odds of symptom occurrence as age increases by one year

From: Differences in the symptom experience of older versus younger oncology outpatients: a cross-sectional study

Symptom Occurrence rates (%) for total sample Unadjusted values Adjusted values
Continuous age Continuous age
Odds ratio CI Odds ratio CI
Difficulty concentrating 45.9 .96+ .95-.97 .97+ .96-.99
Pain 64.1 .97+ .96-.98 .97** .96-.99
Lack of energy 74.7 .98** .96-.99 .99 .97-1.01
Cough 37.6 1.00 .98-1.01 1.00 .98-1.02
Feeling nervous 32.4 .98** .96-.99 .98* .97-.99
Dry mouth 42.8 1.00 .99-1.01 1.01 .99-1.03
Nausea 31.2 .98** .97-.99 .98* .97-.99
Feeling drowsy 58.7 .99 .97-1.00 .99 .98-1.01
Numbness/tingling in hands/feet 31.9 .99 .97-1.00 .99 .98-1.01
Difficulty sleeping 53.3 .96+ .95-.98 .97** .96-.99
Feeling bloated 24.8 .97+ .95-.98 .97+ .95-.98
Problems with urination 29.5 1.03+ 1.02-1.05 1.01 .99-1.03
Vomiting 13.8 .98* .97-.99 .97* .95-.99
Shortness of breath 34.6 .99 .98-1.00 .99 .97-1.00
Diarrhea 21.8 1.00 .99-1.02 1.00 .98-1.02
Feeling sad 40.5 .95+ .94-.97 .96+ .94-.97
Sweats 37.4 .98** .96-.99 .98* .96-.99
Worrying 43.5 .95+ .94-.96 .95+ .94-.97
Problems with sexual interest 28.3 .97+ .95-.98 .95+ .93-.97
Itching 28.0 .98* .97-.99 .99 .98-1.01
Lack of appetite 33.9 .99 .97-1.00 .99 .98-1.01
Dizziness 23.8 .99 .98-1.01 .99 .98-1.01
Difficulty swallowing 15.7 1.00 .98-1.02 1.00 .98-1.02
Feeling irritable 40.8 .96+ .95-.97 .96+ .95-.98
Mouth sores 13.7 1.00 .98-1.02 1.01 .99-1.03
Changes in the way food tastes 30.5 1.00 .99-1.02 1.01 .99-1.03
Weight loss 23.1 .99 .98-1.01 1.00 .98-1.02
Hair loss 20.7 .98* .97-.99 .99 .97-1.01
Constipation 32.2 1.00 .99-1.01 1.00 .98-1.01
Swelling of arms or legs 16.4 1.01 .99-1.03 1.02 1.00-1.04
I don’t look like myself 27.3 .97+ .95-.98 .98* .96-.99
Changes in skin 28.2 .96+ .94-.97 .98** .96-.99
  1. Abbreviation: CI, confidence interval.
  2. *p < .05, **p < .01, +p < .001.