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Table 1 Demographic and medical characteristics of a population-based sample of cancer survivors (n = 3370)

From: Anxiety and depression in working-age cancer survivors: a register-based study

  totala women men p b d/V c
n % n % n %   
Total 3370 100 2502 74.2 868 25.8   
Mean age (SD) 50.1 (6.8) 50.0 (6.5) 50.6 (7.5) .016 .085
Age, y
  ≤ 30 27 0.8 15 0.6 12 1.4 <.001 .109
 31–40 276 8.2 194 7.8 82 9.4
 41–50 1248 37.0 1001 40.0 247 28.5
 51–60 1772 52.6 1258 50.3 514 59.2
  > 60 47 1.4 34 1.4 13 1.3
Marital status
 unmarried 474 14.1 324 13.0 150 17.3 <.001 .095
 married 2291 68.3 1686 67.8 605 69.9
 separated/divorced 492 14.6 390 15.7 102 11.7
 widowed 96 2.9 87 3.5 9 1.0
Living with a partnerd 2556 76.5 1874 75.5 681 79.4 .050 -
Socioeconomic class
 low 665 20.1 497 20.2 168 19.6 <.001 .162
 middle 1822 54.9 1447 58.8 375 43.9
 upper 829 25.0 517 21.0 312 36.5
Employment
 Full time 1290 39.0 675 27.5 615 71.8 <.001 .448
 Part time 1106 33.4 1053 42.9 53 6.2
 Housewife 290 8.8 278 11.3 12 1.4
 Not employed  (unemployed, retired, other) 624 18.9 447 18.2 177 20.7
Mean time since diagnosis (SD), mo 44.4 (23.3) 46.5 (27.6) 49.7 (37.2) .018 .098
Diagnosis
 Breast 1757 52.1 1750 69.9 7 0.8 <.001 .790
 Female genital organs 277 8.2 276 11.0 - -
 Prostate 329 9.8 - - 329 9.8
 Urinary tract 92 2.7 25 1.0 67 7.7
 Digestive organs 215 6.4 101 4.0 114 13.1
 ENT 126 3.7 37 1.5 89 10.3
 Skin 224 6.6 138 5.5 86 9.9
 Soft tissue 27 0.9 10 0.4 17 2.0
 Hematological 241 7.2 108 4.3 133 15.3
 Others 82 2.4 57 2.3 25 2.9
UICC -Stage
 I 1063 31.5 934 37.3 129 14.9 <.001 .402
 II 759 22.5 664 26.5 95 10.9
 III 403 12.0 330 13.2 73 8.4
 IV 141 4.2 75 3.0 66 7.6
 No information/Not determinable 1004 29.8 499 20.0 505 58.2
Treatment
 Surgery 3132 93.6 2392 96.3 740 85.8 <.001 .187
 Chemotherapy 1904 56.9 1559 62.7 345 40.1 <.001 .199
 Radiotherapy 2107 63.0 1795 72.2 312 36.3 <.001 .325
  1. SD standard deviation, y years, mo months, ENT ear, nose, throat, UICC Union for International Cancer Control
  2. aRange of missing values 0 to 60
  3. b p value determined using chi-square test and analysis of variance, bold print indicates significance
  4. cEffect sizes: d, Cohen’s d; V, Cramer’s V
  5. dLiving with a partner in one household irrespective of marital status