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Table 2 Characteristics of the study samples (N; percentages in parentheses)

From: Measuring prostate-specific quality of life in prostate cancer patients scheduled for radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy and reference men in Germany and Canada using the Patient Oriented Prostate Utility Scale-Psychometric (PORPUS-P)

  German reference men [n = 988] German PC patients with scheduled radiotherapy [n = 121] German PC patients with scheduled radical prostatectomy [n = 371] p-values for differences between German RT and RP patients Canadian PC patients with scheduled radiotherapy [n = 66] Canadian PC patients with scheduled radical prostatectomy [n = 68] p-values for differences between Canadian RT and RP patients
Education     p = 0.980#    p = 0.50#
high school or less (up to 11–12 yrs) 768 (78) 84 (69) 258 (69)   23 (35) 20 (29)  
college or university (12 yrs or more) 220 (22) 37 (31) 113 (31)   43 (65) 48 (71)  
Part-/fulltime workers 588 (60) 16 (13) 135 (36) p =< 0.001# 22 (33) 47 (69) p < 0.001#
Married or common law 894 (91) 111 (92) 350 (94) p = 0.306# 59 (89) 54 (79) p = 0.112#
Living alone 73 (7) 9 (7) 22 (6) p = 0.548# 9 (9) 7 (10) p = 0.81#
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