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Table 1 Characteristics of the responders at the beginning of the cancer rehabilitation program (N = 711)

From: Return to work in prostate cancer survivors – findings from a prospective study on occupational reintegration following a cancer rehabilitation program

  Whole sample
N = 711
Age, M (SD) 57.0 (4.4)
Age groups, n (%)
 Up to 60 years 555 (66.3)
 60 years and older 282 (33.7)
Family status, n (%)
 Married 591 (83.8)
 Single 44 (6.2)
 Separated, divorced or widowed 70 (9.9)
Educational level, n (%)
 Up to 9 years 324 (46.9)
 10 years 156 (22.6)
 12–13 years 211 (30.5)
Work status, n (%)
 Full-time 663 (95.9)
 Part-time 28 (4.1)
Type of occupation, n (%)
 Blue-collar job 247 (35.1)
 White-collar job 352 (50.1)
 Self-employed or public servant 104 (14.8)
Monthly household net income, n (%)
 <  2000 € 136 (20.0)
 2000- <  3000 € 237 (34.9)
 3000- < 4000 € 187 (27.5)
 4000 € or more 119 (17.5)
Tumor stage at diagnosis (UICC)a, n (%)  
 Stage I 82 (11.5)
 Stage II 480 (67.6)
 Stage III 148 (20.8)
Time since diagnosis (in months)b, M (SD) 2.8 (5.0)
Number of comorbid conditions
 None 279 (39.2)
 1 254 (35.7)
 2 or more 178 (25.0)
Surgical procedure (radical prostatectomy), n (%)  
 Open (retropubic or perineal) 369 (51.9)
 Laparoscopic 95 (13.4)
 Robot-assisted (DaVinci) 247 (34.7)
  1. aUICC International Union against Cancer
  2. bProstate cancer diagnosis via punch biopsy