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Table 1 Patients' demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Disclosure of cancer diagnosis and quality of life in cancer patients: should it be the same everywhere?

  All (n = 142) Did not know diagnosis (n = 74) Knew diagnosis (n = 68) P
  No (%). No. (%) No. (%)  
Age     0.001
Mean (SD) 54.1 (14.8) 58.2 (13.4) 50.2 (13.9)  
Range 19–76 19–76 23–74  
Gender     0.19
Male 79 (56) 45 (61) 34 (50)  
Female 63 (44) 29 (39) 34 (50)  
Marital status*     0.71
Single 13 (9) 6 (8.1) 7 (10.3)  
Married 122 (86) 63 (85.1) 59 (86.8)  
Widowed 7 95) 5 (6.8) 2 (2.9)  
Educational status*     0.001
Illiterate 78 (55) 55 (74.3) 23 (33.8)  
Primary 43 (30) 15 (20.3) 28 (41.2)  
Secondary 12 (8.5) 3 (4.1) 9 (13.2)  
College/university 9 (6.5) 1 (1.4) 8 (11.8)  
Cancer site     < 0.001
Esophagus 41 (29) 34 (45.9) 7 (10.3)  
Stomach 42 (30) 20 (27) 22 (32.4  
Small intestine 5 (3) 4 (5.4) 1 (1.5)  
Colon 31 (22) 5 (6.8) 26 (38.2)  
Rectum 23 (16) 11 (14.9) 12 (17.6)  
Time since diagnosis     
Mean (SD) 4.4 (3.2) 4.1 (3.2) 4.6 (3.0) 0.31
Range 1–12 1–12 1–12  
  1. * To carry out a valid test, the cells were merged.