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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Young patients and gastrointestinal (GI) tract malignancies - are we addressing the unmet needs?

Age All n (%) Female n (%) Male n (%)
  50 (100) 26 (55 %) 24 (45 %)
  35.5 (20-49) 36 33
Cancer type
 Colon 25 (50 %) 14 (28 %) 11 (22 %)
 Rectum 15 (30 %) 6 (12 %) 9 (18 %)
 Gastric 4 (8 %) 3 (6 %) 1 (2 %)
 Esophagus 2 (4 %) 1 (2 %) 1 (2 %)
 Other 4 (8 %) 2 (4 %) 2 (4 %)
Stage at diagnosis
 I 4 (8 %) 1 (2 %) 3 (6 %)
 II 12 (24 %) 6 (12 %) 6 (12 %)
 III 19 (38 %) 11 (22 %) 8 (16 %)
 IV 13 (26 %) 6 (12 %) 7 (14 %)
 Unknown 2 (4 %) 2 (4 %)  
Treatment
 Surgery 7 (14 %) 3 (6 %) 4 (8 %)
 Chemotherapy 3 (6 %) 1 (2 %) 2 (4 %)
 Radiotherapy only    
 Combined modality 40 (80 %) 22 (44 %) 18 (36 %)
Education pre diagnosis
  < 12 years of school 1 (2 %)   1 (2 %)
 High school graduate 18 (36 %) 11 (22 %) 7 (14 %)
 College/University 31 (62 %) 15 (30 %) 16 (32 %)
Employment status – pre-diagnosis
 Full time job 45 (90 %) 21 (42 %) 24 (48 %)
 Part time job 2 (4 %) 2 (4 %)  
 Unemployment 3 (6 %) 3 (6 %)  
Ethnicity
 Ashkenazi Jew 13 (26 %) 8 (16 %) 5 (10 %)
 Sepheradi Jew 19 (38 %) 10 (20 %) 9 (18 %)
 Mixed 5 (10 %) 3 (6 %) 2 (4 %)
 Former USSR 8 (16 %) 2 (4 %) 6 (12 %)
 Arab 2 (4 %) 2 (4 %)  
 Other 1 (2 %) 1 (2 %)  
 Marital status
  Married 37 (74 %) 19 (38 %) 18 (36 %)
  Single 13 (26 %) 7 (14 %) 6 (12 %)
  Married w/ children 33 (66 %) 13 (26 %) 20 (40 %)