Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: The association of depressive symptoms, personality traits, and sociodemographic factors with health-related quality of life and quality of life in patients with advanced-stage lung cancer: an observational multi-center cohort study

CharacteristicPatients who completed questionnaires (N = 151)Patients who did not complete any questionnaire (N = 26)Pa
Age, yearsb
 Mean (SD)63.3 (9.1)63.7 (8.7)0.85
 Min, max37, 8347, 80 
Gender
 Male82 (54.3)12 (46.2)0.53
Ethnicity   
 White / Caucasian142 (94.0)25 (96.2)1.00
 Other9 (6.0)1 (3.8) 
Educationc
 Low113 (74.8)  
 High32 (21.2)  
 Unknown1 (0.7)26 (100.0) 
Employmentb
 Yes38 (25.2)1 (3.8)0.26
 No112 (74.2)  
 Unknown1 (0.7)25 (96.2) 
Partner statusb
 Partner122 (80.8)1 (3.8)1.00
 No partner28 (18.5)  
 Unknown1 (0.7)25 (96.2) 
Cancer stageb
 Locally advanced (IIIB)19 (12.6)2 (7.7)0.76
 Metastatic (IV)124 (82.1)23 (88.5) 
 Other8 (5.3)1 (3.8) 
Type of tumorb
 Adenocarcinoma136 (90.1)24 (92.3)1.00
 Large cell carcinoma, mesothelioma, other15 (9.9)2 (7.7) 
Line of therapy
 irst140 (92.7)22 (84.6)0.24
 econd11 (7.3)4 (15.4) 
ECOG performance statusb
 Grade 0 or 1135 (89.4)18 (69.2)0.02
 Grade 2 or higher14 (9.3)7 (26.9) 
 Unknown2 (1.3)1 (3.8) 
  1. Values are given in numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise. aP-values reflect differences between patients who completed any questionnaire and those who did not
  2. bMeasured at the start of treatment with chemotherapy
  3. cLow education: persons whose highest level of education is primary education, lower general education or lower vocational education. High education: persons whose highest level of education is higher general education, higher vocational education or university.
  4. Abbreviations: N number of patients, SD standard deviation, ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)