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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Patients’ perspectives on palliative chemotherapy of colorectal and non - colorectal cancer: a prospective study in a chemotherapy- experienced population

Patients’ characteristics Entity
  CRC n=58 Non-CRC n=76 u-GI n=45 NSCLC n=18 SCCHN n=13 all n=134
Age       
Median (Range) 63 (32-78) 61 (33-86)     62 (32-86)
IQR 58-68 54-67     55-68
< 60 yrs 20 (34.0%) 35 (46.0%) 18 9 8 55 (41.0%)
60-69 yrs 28 (48.0%) 27 (36.0%) 21 3 3 55 (41.0%)
≥ 70 yrs 10 (17.0%) 14 (18.0%) 6 6 2 24 (18.0%)
Sex       
Male 45 (78.0%) 50 (70.0%) 28 12 10 95 (71.0%)
Female 13 (22.0%) 26 (17.0%) 17 6 3 39 (29.0%)
Psychological Morbidity *       
Anxiety 1 (2.0%) 14 (18.0%) 8 2 4 15 (11.0%)
Depression 3 (5.0%) 13 (17.0%) 8 3 2 16 (12.0%)
Median time of CTx 8 4 4 7 3,5 6
at survey (months)°       
Number of deaths 44 (76.0%) 62 (82.0%) 36 14 12 106 (79.0%)
  1. * Psychological morbidities (anxiety disorder, depression) measured by HADS, 131 responding patients.
  2. ° Median time of CTx at survey in months.