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Table 3 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics between the patients with psychological distress and those without psychological distress

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

  Patients without psychological distress Patients with psychological distress  
N = 152 % N = 77 % P-value
Age      0.289
 Mean (SD) 57 (13) 55 (12.7)  
Gender      0.024
 Male 118 77.6 49 63.6  
 Female 34 22.4 28 36.4  
ECOG Performance      0.055
 0 82 53.9 39 50.6  
 1 66 43.4 30 39  
 2–3 4 2.6 8 10.4  
Smoking      0.056
 Smoker 116 76.3 67 87  
 Non-Smoker 36 23.7 10 13  
Marital status      0.247
 Married 133 87.5 63 81.8  
 Unmarried 19 12.5 14 18.2  
Educational status      0.021
  ≤ Middle school 27 17.8 24 31.2  
  ≥ High school 125 82.2 53 68.8  
Employment status      0.02
 Employed 80 52.6 28 36.4  
 Unemployed 72 47.4 9 63.6  
Disease stage at enrollment      0.008
 1–3 97 63.8 35 45.5  
 4 55 36.2 42 54.5  
Disease status at enrollment     0.072
 Post-op status 64 42.1 23 29.9  
 Pre-op or metastatic 88 57.9 54 70.1  
  1. SD Standard Deviation, ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group