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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study sample

From: Depression and quality of life in cancer patients with and without pain: the role of pain beliefs

  Patients with pain (n = 98) Patients without pain (n = 44) P value
  No. (%) No. (%)  
Age (mean, SD) 54.2 (14.2) 54.6 (14.2) 0.82
Education (mean, SD) 3.3 (4.4) 4.5 (5.7) 0.21
Sex    0.57
Male 53 (54.1) 26 (59.1)  
Female 45 (45.9) 18 (40.9)  
Marital status    0.1
Married 84 (85.7) 38 (86.4)  
Single 7 (7.1) 6 (13.6)  
Widowed 7 (7.1) 0 (0)  
Cancer site    0.18
Esophagus 29 (29.6) 12 (27.3)  
Stomach 29 (29.6) 13 (29.5)  
Small intestine 5 (5.1) 0 (0)  
Colon 17 (17.3) 14 (31.8)  
Rectum 18 (18.4) 5 (11.4)