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Table 2 Characteristics of Participants, those who Refused or were Excluded

From: Participation of older newly-diagnosed cancer patients in an observational prospective pilot study: an example of recruitment and retention

Characteristic Participated
N = 112 (%)
Refused to participate N = 40 (%) Excluded
N = 70 (%)
Mean age at screening (SD) 73.7 year (6.0) 74.4 year (5.8) 76.2 year (6.6)
Sex (%)    
Female 78 (69.6) 21 (52.5) 39 (55.7)
Male 34 (30.4) 19 (47.5) 31 (44.3)
Language of the patient (%)    
French 41 (36.6) 8 (20.0) 12 (17.1)
English 71 (63.4) 32 (80.0) 22 (31.4)
Neither 0 0 21 (30.0)
No information 0 0 15 (21.4)
Marital status (%)    
Married/living common-law 62 (55.4) 31 (77.5) 45 (64.3)
Widowed 25 (22.3) 7 (17.5) 12 (17.1)
Separated/divorced 19 (17.0) 0 2 (2.9)
Single 6 (5.4) 0 6 (8.6)
No Information 0 2 (5.0) 5 (7.1)
Type of cancer (%)    
Lung 27 (24.1) 17 (42.5) 28 (40.0)
Breast 44 (39.3) 11 (27.5) 21 (30.0)
Colorectal 20 (17.9) 7 (17.5) 11 (15.7)
Lymphoma & myeloma 21 (18.8) 5 (12.5) 10 (14.3)
Treatment proposed (%)    
Watchful waiting 2 (1.8) 1 (2.5) 11 (15.7)
Surgery 54 (48.2) 19 (47.5) 28 (40.0)
Chemotherapy 42 (37.5) 15 (37.5) 14 (20.0)
Radiation therapy 10 (8.9) 4 (10.0) 9 (12.9)
Hormonal therapy 4 (3.6) 1 (2.5) 4 (5.7)
Other 0 0 4 (5.7)
Cancer diagnosis (%)    
First diagnosis 100 (89.3) 34 (85.0) 62 (88.6)
Recurrence 2 (1.8) 4 (10.0) 6 (8.6)
New diagnosis, not first cancer diagnosis 10 (8.9) 2 (5.0) 2 (2.9)