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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features of study population

From: Validation of the Taiwan Chinese version of the EORTC QLQ-CR29 to assess quality of life in colorectal cancer patients

Group Active treatment Follow-upa P-value*
Case number 53 55  
Male:female 37:16 26:29 P = 0.02
Aged 61.5(12.5) 65.8(13.8) P = 0.10
Marriage
 Married:single 37:16 42:12 P = 0.40
Education
 Illiterate 1 3 P = 0.27
 Elementary/junior high school 13 21  
 High school 20 17  
 College/University/Graduate school 19 13  
Occupation
 Full/part time 26 18 P = 0.16
 Retired 27 36  
ECOG status score
 0 39 41 P = 0.20
 1 11 5  
 2 2 7  
 3 1 1  
Bristol Stool Scale    P = 0.22
 1 1 0  
 2 2 1  
 3 3 5  
 4 25 17  
 5 16 16  
 6 6 15  
Tumor site
 A−/T-colon 15 11 P = 0.69
 D-colon 6 5  
 Sigmoid colon 14 18  
 Rectum/anus 18 20  
Stage
 0 (in situ) 2 4 P < 0.01
 I 4 18  
 II 11 13  
 III 21 17  
 IV 15 2  
Surgery
 None 4b 0 P = 0.05
 Minimally invasive 25 36  
 Laparotomy 24 18  
Stoma
 None 46 51 P = 0.31
 Colonostomy/ileostomy 7 4  
Chemotherapy
 With:without 42:11c 27:27 P < 0.01
Radiotherapy
 With:without 9:44 5:49a P = 0.47
Obstructive lesion 13 7 P = 0.11
  1. *χ2-test for categorical variables and Kruskal-Wallis test for continuous variables. P-values in boldface indicate significant between-group difference
  2. aOne missing value in the follow-up group
  3. bOne patient did not undergo planned surgery
  4. cPre-operative(neo-adjuvant) chemotherapy
  5. dAge presented as mean (standard deviation)