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Table 6 Significant differences in sociodemographic characterisctics, toxic habits, cooking and financial difficulties according to sex

From: Cancer in Moroccan elderly: the first multicenter transverse study exploring the sociodemographic characteristics, clinical profile and quality of life of elderly Moroccan cancer patients

  Male
N (%)
Female
N (%)
P
Civil status    < 0.001
-Single 1 (1.2) 1 (1.3)
-Married 73 (89) 27 (34.6)
-Divorced 1 (1.2) 2 (2.6)
-Widower 7 (8.5) 48 (61.5)
Education    < 0.001
-Illiterate 20 (24.1) 67 (83.8)
-Mosque 27 (32.5) 5 (6.3)
-Elementary 19 (22.9) 5 (6.3)
-High school 15 (18.1) 2 (2.5)
-University 2 (2.4) 0
Personal pension 39 (46.4) 0 < 0.001
Spouse pension 2 (2.4) 17 (21.1) < 0.001
Still working 11 (13.1) 0 0.001
Monthly income in MAD (Euros)    0.02
- < 1500 (136) 30 (36.6) 42 (56.8)
-1500–3000 (136–273) 22 (26.8) 20 (27)
-3000–5000 (273–455) 11 (13.4) 7 (9.5)
-5000–8000 (455–728) 10 (12.2) 1 (1.4)
- > 8000 (> 728) 9 (11) 4 (5.4)
Medical cover    < 0.001
-Ramed 38 (45.2) 62 (78.5)
-CNOPS 9 (10.7) 3 (3.8)
-CNSS 11 (13.1) 3 (3.8)
-Military 22 (26.2) 7 (8.9)
-Private insurance 2 (2.4) 1 (1.3)
-None 2 (2.4) 3 (3.8)
Smoking    < 0.001
-No 27 (32.5) 67 (83.3)
-Weaned 52 (62.7) 0
-Active 4 (4.8) 0
-Passive 0 13 (16.3)
Alcohol use    < 0.001
-No 67 (79.8) 80 (100)
-Weaned 17 (20.2) 0
-Active 0 0
Osteoporosis 1 (1.2) 23 (29.1) < 0.001
Food    < 0.001
-Cooking + errands 9 (11) 11 (13.8)
-Cooking 2 (2.4) 18 (2.5)
-Cooking made by another person 71 (86.6) 51 (63.8)
Sexual activity 24 (28.9) 6 (7.5) < 0.001
Financial difficulties 61.66 ± 39.36 76.30 ± 38.08 0.01