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Table 1 ECCQI respondent characteristics

From: Validating a generic cancer consumer quality index in eight European countries, patient reported experiences and the influence of cultural differences

  HUN (n = 57) PRT
(n = 35)
NLD
(n = 414)
ROM
(n = 46)
LIT
(n = 29)
ITA
(n = 49)
FIN
(n = 693)
CZE
(n = 118)
Total
(n = 1441)
Age
 18–34 1.0 (4) 4.3 (2) 6.9% (2) 4.1% (2) 1.4% (10) 5.1% (6) 1.8% (26)
 35–64 68.4% (39) 60.0% (21) 42.3% (175) 84.8% (39) 72.4% (21) 81.6% (40) 63.3% (439) 73.7% (87) 59.8% (861)
  ≥ 65 31.6% (18) 40.0% (14) 56.8% (235) 10.9% (5) 20.7% (6) 14.3% (7) 35.2% (244) 21.2% (25) 38.4% (554)
Tumour type
 Prostate 12.3% (7) 22.9% (8) 63.3% (262) 15.2% (7) 44.8% (13) 8.2% (4) 39.8% (47) 24.1% (348)
 Breast 87.7% (50) 77.1% (27) 36.7% (152) 84.8% (39) 55.2% (16) 91.8% (45) 100% (693) 60.2% (71) 75.9% (1094
Education
 Low 7.0% (4) 71.4% (25) 3.6% (15) 10.9% (5) 13.8% (4) 24.5% (12) 1.4% (10) 5.9% (7) 5.7% (82)
 Moderate 43.9% (25) 17.1% (6) 33.8% (140) 37.0% (17) 31.0% (9) 46.9% (23) 63.3% (439) 34.7% (41) 48.6% (700)
 High 49.1% (28) 11.4% (4) 62.6% (259) 52.2% (24) 55.2% (16) 28.6% (14) 35.2% (244) 59.3% (70) 45.7% (659)
Physical health
 Excellent 8.8% (5) 4.9% (20) 3.4% (1) 8.2% (4) 4.2% (29) 3.4% (4) 4.4% (63)
 Very good 17.5% (10) 20.9% (85) 20.0% (9) 10.3% (3) 16.3% (8) 26.2% (181) 35.9% (42) 23.6% (338)
 Good 28.1% (16) 34.0% (12) 58.7% (239) 51.1% (23) 55.2% (16) 42.9% (21) 48.1% (333) 46.2% (54) 49.9% (714)
 Moderate 40.4% (23) 51.4% (18) 14.7% (60) 26.7% (12) 27.6% (8) 28.6% (14) 16.5% (114) 12.0% (14) 18.3% (262)
 Poor 5.3% (3) 14.3% (5) 0.7% (3) 2.2% (1) 3.4% (1) 4.1% (2) 5.1% (35) 2.6% (3) 3.7% (53)
Treatment stage
 Test to ascertain diagnosis 1.8% (1) 5.1% (21) 2.2% (1) 17.2% (5) 0.9% (6) 0.8% (1) 2.4% (35)
 Diagnosis known, will be treated soon 5.5% (3) 5.7% (2) 1.2% (5) 2.2% (1) 17.2% (5) 6.3% (3) 0.1% (1) 1.4% (20)
 Curative treatment 32.7% (18) 57.1% (20) 16.3% (67) 65.2% (30) 44.8% (13) 70.8% (34) 24.8% (171) 21.2% (25) 26.4% (377)
 No further treatment possible 0.5% (2) 2.2% (1) 0.1% (1) 0.3% (4)
 Non-curative treatment 5.5% (3) 28.6% (10) 7.8% (32) 8.7% (4) 2.1% (1) 7.0% (48) 9.3% (11) 7.6% (109)
 Check-up or treatments of the symptoms 43.6% (24) 8.6% (3) - 61.5% (252) 17.4% (8) 20.7% (6) 18.8% (9) 65.9% (455) 65.3% (77) 58.3% (834)
 Finished check-ups and treatment 10.9% (6)   6.3% (26) 2.2% (1) 2.1% (1) 0.7% (5) 2.5% (3) 2.9% (42)
 Patient does no longer remember 1.2% (5) 0.4% (3) 0.8% (1) 0.6% (9)
Time since last hospital visit
  < 1 month 54.4% (31) 91.4% (32) 38.5% (159) 73.9% (34) 50.0% (14) 83.7% (41) 28.8% (199) 42.4% (50) 38.9% (559)
 1–2 months 17.5% (10) 2.9% (1) 24.0% (99) 6.5% (3) 14.3% (4) 6.1% (3) 8.8% (61) 40.7% (48) 15.9% (229)
 2–4 months 10.5% (6) 2.9% (1) 22.3% (92) 13.0% (6) 21.4% (6) 16.5% (114) 12.7% (15) 16.7% (240)
 4–8 months 5.3% (3) 9.2% (38) 4.3% (2) 3.6% (1) 4.1% (2) 20.8% (144) 3.4% (4) 13.5% (194)
 8–12 months 7.0% (4) 2.9% (1) 3.6% (15) 2.2% (1) 7.1% (2) 4.1% (2) 19.2% (133) 11.0% (158)
  > 12 months 5.3% (3) 2.4% (10) 3.6% (1) 2.0% (1) 5.8% (40) 0.8% (1) 3.9% (56)
  1. Both percentages and absolute numbers are shown (between brackets)