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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Prevalence and prognostic implications of psychological distress in patients with gastric cancer

  N = 229 %
Age
 Median 56
 Range 20–86
Gender
 Male 167 72.9
 Female 62 27.1
ECOG Performance
 0 121 52.8
 1 96 41.9
 2–3 12 5.2
Smoking
 Smoker 46 20.1
 Non-Smoker 183 79.9
Marital status
 Married 196 85.6
 Single 17 7.4
 Widowed 12 5.2
 Divorced 4 1.7
Educational level
 Elementary school 24 10.5
 Middle school 27 11.8
 High school 86 37.6
 Undergraduate 74 32.3
 Graduate school 18 7.9
Employment status
 Full-time job 82 35.8
 Part-time job 26 11.4
 Unemployed 82 35.8
 Housewife/Student 39 17
Histology
 Tubular adenocarcinoma 161 70.3
 Signet ring cell carcinoma 58 25.3
 Mucinous carcinoma 5 2.2
 Others 5 2.2
Adjuvant chemotherapy
 Platinum-based doublet (SP or FP) 56/83 67.5
 TS-1 monotherapy 22/83 26.5
 Others 5/83 6
Initial metastasis site
 Peritoneum 52/97 53.6
 Distant LN 41/97 42.3
 Liver 28/97 28.9
 Bone 12/97 12.4
 Lung 9/97 9.3
 Brain 2/97 2.1
 Others 19/97 19.6
Palliative chemotherapy
 No 15/97 15.5
 Yes 82/97 84.5
Palliative chemotherapy regimen
 Platinum-based doublet (SP or FP) 60/82 73.2
 Taxane-based regimen 12/82 14.6
 Triplet (DCF) 2/82 2.4
 Others 8/82 9.7
AJCC stage at enrollment
 1 34 14.8
 2 33 14.4
 3 65 28.4
 4 97 42.4