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Table 1 Colorectal cancer participant characteristics

From: Physical activity and long-term fatigue among colorectal cancer survivors – a population-based prospective study

  Total sample   Total sample
  N (Col. %)   N (Col. %)
Overall 1781 Overall 1781
Age   Pre-diagnosis PAa (MET-h/wk)
 30–59 years 431 (24.2)  Q1 (< 74.7) 440 (25.0)
 60–69 years 655 (36.8)  Q2 (74.7- < 118.3) 438 (24.9)
 70–79 years 560 (31.4)  Q3 (118.3- < 183.0) 439 (24.9)
 80+ years 135 (7.6)  Q4 (≥183.0) 443 (25.2)
 Mean (SD) 66.1 (9.9)  Mean (SD) 143.5 (107.1)
Sex   Post-diagnosis PAb (MET-h/wk)
 Female 706 (39.6)  Q1 (< 11.6) 447 (25.5)
 Male 1075 (60.4)  Q2 (11.6- < 34.1) 428 (24.4)
Marital statusc    Q3 (34.1- < 79.0) 441 (25.1)
 Unmarried 89 (5.0)  Q4 (≥79.0) 438 (25.0)
 Married 1338 (75.1)  Mean (SD) 54.9 (60.4)
 Divorced 106 (6.0) Cancer sitec  
 Widowed 245 (13.8)  Proximal colon 524 (29.4)
Residential area    Distal colon 510 (28.6)
 Village (< 10,000) 635 (35.7)  Rectum 742 (41.7)
 Small town 611 (34.3) Cancer stagec  
 City (> 100,000) 535 (30.0)  I 511 (28.7)
Educationc    II 616 (34.6)
 ≤ 9 years 1153 (64.7)  III 591 (33.2)
 10–11 years 312 (17.5)  IV 56 (3.1)
 ≥ 12 years 313 (17.6) Detection of cancer  
BMI (kg/m2)c    Symptoms 1165 (65.4)
 < 25 651 (36.6)  Screening 517 (29.0)
 25- < 30 781 (43.9)  Other 99 (5.6)
 ≥ 30 347 (19.5) Radiotherapyc  
Smokingc    Yes 353 (19.8)
 Never 763 (43.0)  No 1427 (80.1)
 Former (> 1 year) 760 (42.8) Chemotherapyc  
 Current 253 (14.3)  Yes 751 (42.2)
Alcohol (grams/day)d    No 1029 (57.8)
 None 456 (25.6) Stomae at 5YFU  
 0.9–6.1 360 (20.2)  Yes 405 (22.7)
 > 6.1–14.4 292 (16.4)  No 1327 (74.5)
 > 14.4–30.7 330 (18.5) Recurrencec at 5YFU  
 > 30.7 319 (17.9)  Yes 162 (9.1)
Comorbiditiesc,g    No 1617 (90.8)
 < 2 945 (53.1)   
 ≥2 835 (46.9)   
  1. alast age decade before diagnosis; bat 5-year follow-up; c1–10 missings; d11–27 missings; e47 missings; flinear model age-adjusted; gincluding heart attack, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, depression, other cancers, hypotension, circulatory disturbances heart, circulatory disturbances brain, circulatory disturbances legs, gout, arthritis, rheumatism, arthrosis, morbus crohn, colitis ulcerosa; Abbreviations: Col. column, SD Standard deviation, BMI Body mass index, PA Physical activity, MET-h/wk Metabolic equivalent hours per week, 5YFU 5-year follow-up; apart from post-diagnosis PA, stoma, and recurrence all presented variables only include baseline information
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