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Table 2 Baseline characteristics (N = 55)

From: Patient preferences for palliative treatment of locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer and adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction: a choice-based conjoint analysis study from Germany

Characteristic
Age [years]
 Median (range) 63 (42–85)
  ≥ 65 years, n (%) 25 (45.5)
Sex, n (%)
 Male 43 (78.2)
 Female 12 (21.8)
Relationship, n (%)
 Married 39 (70.9)
 Single 9 (16.4)
 Domestic partnership 5 (9.1)
 Widowed 2 (3.6)
 Children yes/no 44/11 (80.0/20.0)
Living area, n (%)
 Large city (≥100,000 residents) 28 (50.9)
 Rural area or small city (<20,000 residents) 15 (27.3)
 Medium-sized city (20,000 to <100,000 residents) 12 (21.8)
Current performance, change versus performance before diagnosis, n (%)
 Much worse 36 (65.5)
 Slightly worse 17 (30.9)
 Unchanged 2 (3.6)
 Improved 0
Weight loss during the last 6 months, n (%)
 Pronounced (>3 kg) 36 (65.5)
 Mild (2–3 kg) 8 (14.5)
 None 11 (20.0)
Gastric resection, n (%)
 Complete resection 18 (32.7)
 Partial resection 12 (21.8)
 No resection 25 (45.4)
Currently receiving chemotherapy, n (%) 45 (81.8)
  1. n number of patients, N number of patients in study sample