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Table 3 Sexual importance and activity by gender and cancer classification for People with Cancer (PWC)

From: Feeling well and talking about sex: psycho-social predictors of sexual functioning after cancer

  Women Men Test for group difference Sexual cancer Non-sexual cancer Test for group difference
Item/Variable n % n % χ2 p φ n % N % χ2 p φ
Sex important part of the relationship:      13.17 0.001 0.158      2.715 0.257 0.072
 Very important 148 34.3 45 48.4     162 35.7 30 46.2    
 Somewhat important 224 51.9 46 49.5     238 52.4 28 43.1    
 Not important 60 13.9 2 2.2     54 11.9 7 10.8    
Sex important part of life:      39.59 <0.001 0.248      9.965 0.007 0.125
 Very important 125 23.7 57 48.7     146 26.2 35 42.7    
 Somewhat important 288 54.5 56 47.9     304 54.6 37 45.1    
 Not important 115 21.8 4 3.4     107 19.2 10 12.2    
Change in sexual activities since onset of cancer:      3.417 0.065 0.074      2.951 0.086 0.069
 Yes 394 76.8 99 84.6     432 79.1 55 70.5    
 No 119 23.2 18 15.4     114 20.9 23 29.5