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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the entire sample and of the patients with colon and breast cancer who went to the Medical Oncology department to decide on adjuvant treatment after curative resection of the cancer

From: Biopsychosocial and clinical characteristics in patients with resected breast and colon cancer at the beginning and end of adjuvant treatment

Demographic and clinical characteristicsTOTAL (n = 497)Colon cancer (n = 266)Breast cancer (n = 231)t/χ2p
Gender: n (%)
 Women337 (67.8)111 (58)231 (100)178.2880.001
 Men160 (34.5)155 (42)0
Age (years): mean (SD)58.4 (12.1)63.1 (11.1)52.9 (11.0)9.7910.001
Marital Status:
 Married/ partnered: n (%)342 (68.8)194 (72.9)148 (72.9)2.9700.085
Educational level: n (%)
 Basic362 (72.8)206 (84.7)156 (76.8)4.5460.033
 Intermediate135 (27.2)60 (15.3)75 (23.2)
Unemployed: n (%)281 (56.5)163 (61.2)88 (38.0)10.4620.001
Tumor stage: n (%)
 I-II297 (59.8)89 (33.5)208 (90.1)204.0750.001
 III200 (40.2)177 (66.5)23 (9.9)
Time to diagnosis (days): mean (SD)176 (99)192 (107)156 (83)2.2130.027
Type of adjuvant treatment
 Chemotherapy331 (66.6)255 (95.8)76 (32.9)220.3440.001
 Chemotherapy and radiotherapy166 (33.4)11 (4.2)155 (67.1)
Risk of relapse (%): mean (SD)37.6 (37.6)43.8 (21.1)30.4 (15.8)7.8590.001
  1. Abbreviations: n number, SD standard deviation