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Table 1 Patient Characteristics at Presentation

From: A pilot study of improved psychological distress with art therapy in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy

Marital Status Number % P-Value (*denotes significance)
Married 31 62 0.0164*
Single, widowed, or divorced 19 38
Total 50 100  
Gender
 Male 9 18 < 0.001*
 Female 41 82
 Total 50 100  
Age (mean +/− SD) 54.3 +/−  12.3  
 18–49 19 38  
 50–69 28 56 < 0.001*
 70+ 3 6  
 Total 50 100  
Race
 White 32 64 < 0.001*
 Black 14 28
 Other 2 4
 More than 1 race 2 4
 Total 50 100  
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 16 32  
 Non-Hispanic 28 56 < 0.001*
 Other 6 12  
 Total 50 100  
Time Since Diagnosis a
  < 1 year 38 76  
 1–3 years 5 10 < 0.001*
  > 3 years 7 14  
 Total 50 100  
Type of Cancer
 Breast Cancer 22 44 < 0.001*
 Colon Cancer 5 10
 Endometrial Cancer 2 4
 Pancreatic Cancer 3 6
 Esophageal Cancer 2 6
 Multiple Myeloma 4 8
 Lymphoma 4 8
 Leukemia 2 2
 Lung 1 2
 Other b 5 10
 Total 50 100  
  1. a. Year since diagnosis is time between diagnosis/earliest note with cancer diagnosis and enrollment
  2. b. Other Cancer Types Includes: Cervical, Uterine, Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Peritoneal Cancer