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Table 1 Demographic sample characteristics (t1)

From: Psychological distress, chronic conditions and quality of life in elderly hematologic cancer patients: study protocol of a prospective study

  Patients Population p
n 200 252  
Age (mean (SD)) 76.19 (4.91) 77.54 (4.84) 0.003
Age groups n (%) n (%) 0.006
 70–75 yrs 114 (57.0) 102 (40.5)  
 76–80 yrs 51 (25.5) 88 (34.9)  
 81–85 yrs 25 (12.5) 41 (16.3)  
  > 85 yrs 10 (5.0) 21 (8.3)  
Gender: male 128 (64.0) 153 (60.7) 0.537
Marital status    0.488
 married 144 (72.0) 172 (68.3)  
 single 7 (3.5) 14 (5.6)  
 divorced 12 (6.0) 17 (6.7)  
 widowed 37 (18.5) 49 (19.4)  
Partnership: yes 150 (75.0) 174 (69.0) 0.197
Children: yes 184 (92.0) 221 (87.7) 0.183
Education level    0.040
 8 yrs 85 (42.5) 103 (40.9)  
 10 yrs 43 (21.5) 35 (13.9)  
 High school certificate 4 (2.0) 14 (5.6)  
 university 68 (34.0) 100 (39.7)  
Net household income    0.819
<1000€ 18 (9.0) 21 (8.3)  
<2000€ 108 (54.0) 127 (50.4)  
<3000€ 60 (30.0) 89 (35.3)  
≥3000€ 9 (4.5) 9 (3.6)  
missing 5 (2.5) 6 (2.4)  
Religion    0.950
none 150 (75.0) 185 (73.4)  
protestant 42 (21.0) 58 (23.0)  
catholic 4 (2.0) 5 (2.0)  
other 4 (2.0) 4 (1.6)  
Nursing Care level: yes 34 (17.0) 17 (6.7) 0.001
Degree of disability: yes 81 (40.5) 60 (23.8) <0.001
Years since diagnosis (mean (SD)) 2.6 (2.4) NA