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Table 1 Participant demographic and cancer characteristics

From: Assessing how health information needs of individuals with colorectal cancer are met across the care continuum: an international cross-sectional survey

Characteristic Undergoing Treatment (n = 258) Completed Treatment (n = 783) All (n = 1041) p-valuea
Sex
 Female 161 (62.4) 459 (58.7) 620 (59.6) 0.2926
 Male 97 (37.6) 323 (41.3) 420 (40.4)  
Current age (years)
 < 20 2 (0.8) 1 (0.1) 3 (0.3) <.0001
 20–29 7 (2.7) 8 (1.0) 15 (1.4)  
 30–39 43 (16.7) 51 (6.5) 94 (9.0)  
 40–49 72 (27.1) 110 (14.1) 182 (17.5)  
 50–59 75 (29.1) 212 (27.1) 287 (27.6)  
 60–69 39 (15.1) 246 (31.4) 285 (27.4)  
 70–79 16 (6.2) 137 (17.5) 153 (14.7)  
 > 80 4 (1.6) 18 (2.3) 22 (2.1)  
Country
 Canada 112 (43.4) 463 (59.1) 575 (55.2) <.0001
 USA 126 (48.4) 213 (27.2) 339 (33.0)  
 UK 11 (4.3) 97 (12.4) 108 (10.4)  
 Otherb 9 (3.5) 10 (1.3) 19 (1.8)  
Ethnicity
 White 198 (83.9) 627 (88.9) 825 (87.7) 0.1073
 Hispanic 3 (1.3) 16 (2.3) 19 (2.0)  
 Black 1 (0.4) 5 (0.7) 6 (0.6)  
 Asian 10 (4.2) 23 (3.3) 33 (3.5)  
 Native/Aboriginal 4 (1.7) 5 (0.7) 9 (1.0)  
 Middle Eastern 1 (0.4) 2 (0.3) 3 (0.3)  
 Otherc 19 (8.1) 27 (3.8) 46 (4.9)  
Residence
 Urban 80 (33.9) 267 (38.0) 347 (37.0) 0.4127
 Suburban 97 (41.1) 257 (36.6) 354 (37.7)  
 Rural 59 (25.0) 178 (25.4) 237 (25.3)  
Education level
 High school or less 42 (17.9) 181 (25.8) 223 (23.8) 0.0137
 Postsecondary or more 193 (82.1) 521 (74.2) 714 (76.2)  
Marital status
 Single, never married 21 (8.8) 45 (6.4) 66 (7.0) 0.2431
 Married/common-law 186 (78.2) 535 (75.9) 721 (76.5)  
 Separated/divorced 24 (10.1) 92 (13.1) 116 (12.3)  
 Widowed 7 (2.9) 33 (4.7) 40 (4.2)  
Age at Diagnosis
 yCRC 145 (56.2) 282 (36.0) 427 (41.0) <.0001
 aCRC 113 (43.8) 501 (64.0) 614 (59.0)  
CRC Type
 Colon 164 (63.8) 449 (57.7) 613 (59.2) 0.2159
 Rectal 66 (25.7) 228 (29.3) 294 (28.4)  
 Both Sites 27 (10.5) 101 (13.0) 128 (12.4)  
CRC Stage
 Stage 0 1 (0.4) 16 (2.1) 17 (1.6) <.0001
 Stage I 10 (3.9) 95 (12.2) 105 (10.1)  
 Stage II 25 (9.7) 166 (21.3) 191 (18.4)  
 Stage III 71 (27.5) 341 (43.8) 412 (39.7)  
 Stage IV 136 (52.7) 82 (10.5) 218 (21.0)  
 Do not know 15 (5.8) 79 (10.1) 94 (9.1)  
Number of Treatment Modalities
 One 54 (21.0) 214 (27.4) 268 (25.8) 0.0992
 More than one 200 (77.8) 563 (72.0) 763 (73.4)  
 None 3 (1.2) 5 (0.6) 8 (0.8)  
Treatment Typed,e
 Surgery 196 (76.0) 730 (93.2) 926 (89.0) <.0001
 Chemotherapy 235 (91.1) 558 (71.3) 793 (76.2) <.0001
 Radiation 89 (34.5) 286 (36.5) 375 (36.0) 0.5558
 Other 11 (4.3) 6 (0.8) 17 (1.6) 0.0001
 None 3 (0.2) 5 (0.6) 8 (0.8) 0.4030
  1. Abbreviations: yCRC Young-onset colorectal cancer, aCRC Average-age onset colorectal cancer
  2. aCalculated using Chi-square test
  3. bAlbania, Australia, China, Germany, Guinea, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, and Spain
  4. cIncludes respondents that indicated > 1 ethnicity
  5. dMultiple response answer
  6. ePercentages are mutually exclusive
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