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Table 3 Average number of unmet needs stratified by each characteristics

From: Impact of individual background on the unmet needs of cancer survivors and caregivers – a mixed-methods analysis

   n Mean value Standard Deviation Median Inter-quartile range
Total   1938 1.58 0.86 1.00 1.00–2.00
Caller’s sex p = 0.647      
 Male   637 1.56 0.83 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Female   1300 1.59 0.87 1.00 1.00–2.00
Survivor’s sex p = 0.140      
 Male   719 1.65 0.89 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Female   995 1.60 0.88 1.00 1.00–2.00
Caller’s age group p = 0.334      
 20–30   282 1.64 0.92 1.00 1.00–2.00
 40–50   756 1.61 0.88 1.00 1.00–2.00
  ≥ 60   830 1.56 0.83 1.00 1.00–2.00
Survivor’s age group p = 0.160      
  < 40   140 1.49 0.78 1.00 1.00–2.00
 40–59   479 1.58 0.85 1.00 1.00–2.00
 60–69   459 1.66 0.94 1.00 1.00–2.00
  ≥ 70   473 1.63 0.86 1.00 1.00–2.00
Relationship with survivor p = 0.0679      
 Survivor   1054 1.53 0.81 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Spouse   278 1.64 0.94 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Child   361 1.71 0.96 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Parent   54 1.57 0.81 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Sibling   64 1.69 0.79 2.00 1.00–2.00
 Other   124 1.47 0.80 1.00 1.00–2.00
Treatment course p < 0.0001      
 Never got   492 1.52 0.75 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Ongoing   694 1.78 0.98 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Completed   468 1.56 0.82 1.00 1.00–2.00
Symptom p < 0.0001      
 Yes   1149 1.66 0.92 1.00 1.00–2.00
 No   726 1.48 0.77 1.00 1.00–2.00
Residence p = 0.907      
 A city designated by ordinance   1162 1.57 0.84 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Within Kanagawa Prefecture   540 1.61 0.91 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Outside Kanagawa Prefecture   178 1.60 0.86 1.00 1.00–2.00
Past consultation history at KCCa p < 0.0001      
 Yes   120 1.33 0.64 1.00 1.00–2.00
 No   1818 1.60 0.87 1.00 1.00–2.00
Cancer type p = 0.0004      
 Breast   275 1.71 0.97 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Lung   189 1.66 0.89 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Colorectal   181 1.57 0.82 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Stomach   156 1.63 0.89 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Other   669 1.63 0.87 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Multi primary cancer   59 1.75 1.20 1.00 1.00–2.00
 Never diagnosed with cancer   409 1.34 0.63 1.00 1.00–2.00
Call duration p < 0.0001      
  < 15 min   1141 1.37 0.63 1.00 1.00–2.00
  ≥ 15 min   797 1.89 1.04 2.00 1.00–2.00
  1. aKanagawa Cancer Center