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Table 1 Patient characteristics by urban vs. rural setting

From: Access to communication technologies in a sample of cancer patients: an urban and rural survey

  Total Sample (n = 416) Urban (n = 186) Rural (n = 230) P-value
Mean Age 62.7 60.7 64.3 0.013
Gender     0.924
% Female 56.7 57.0 56.5  
% Male 43.3 43 43.5  
Ethnicity     <0.001
% Caucasian 88.6 76.2 98.7  
% Non-Caucasian 11.4 23.8 1.3  
Employment     0.154
% Currently employed 29.1 32.6 26.2  
% Unemployed 70.9 67.4 73.8  
Annual Income     0.155
% < 20 K 31.3 27.3 35.1  
% 20 – 50 K 42.5 42.2 42.7  
% > 50 K 26.2 30.4 22.2  
Education     <0.001
% 8th grade or less 6.3 4.3 7.8  
% Some high school 14.5 11.9 16.5  
% High school or GED 41.5 32.4 48.7  
% Any college 37.8 51.4 27.0