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Table 1 Participant demographics of mailed survey (n = 94)

From: Understanding the attitudes of the elderly towards enrolment into cancer clinical trials

Variable # respondents (% respondents)
Age
70–74 46 (49)
75–79 33 (35)
80–84 14 (15)
85–90 1 (1)
> 90 0 (0)
Gender:
NA 1 (1)
Male 51 (54)
Female 42 (45)
Living situation*
By yourself? 29 (31)
With spouse/significant other? 64 (68)
In a retirement home? 2 (2)
With children? 2 (2)
With friends? 0 (0)
In a nursing home? 0 (0)
Current health status?
NA 3 (3)
Poor 2 (2)
Marginal 13 (14)
Average 28 (30)
Good 40 (43)
Excellent 8 (9)
Type of cancer
Skin (not melanoma) 13 (14)
Melanoma 4 (4)
Lung 5 (5)
Breast 17 (18)
Prostate 19 (20)
Colon/rectum 27 (29)
Lymphoma 8 (9)
Other 29 (31)
Median (Range) Age at diagnosis (n = 91) 68 (41–81)
To the best of your knowledge, are you considered cured of cancer?
NA 3 (3)
Yes 31 (33)
No, but I am currently receiving treatment 27 (29)
No, but I was previously treated 20 (21)
No, I have never had any treatment 2 (2)
Do not know 11 (12)
  1. * Multiple answers were possible