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Table 1 Profile of participant characteristics (n = 76)

From: Can colorectal cancer survivors recall their medications and doctor visits reliably?

Socio-demographics n % Disease profile n %
Sex    Tumour site   
 Male 38 50%  Rectum 17 22%
 Female 38 50%  Colon 59 78%
Age (mean 65 years, SD 9.8 years)    Dukes Stage   
 31-40 2 3%  A 17 22%
 41-50 4 5%  B 22 29%
 51-60 14 18%  C 18 24%
 61-70 32 42%  Unknown 19 25%
 71-80 24 32% Type of surgery   
Country of birth     No surgery 4 1%
 Australia 59 78%  Open surgery 41 54%
 UK 7 9%  Laparoscopic 33 43%
 New Zealand 5 7%  Polypectomy only 1 1%
 Other 5 7% Chemotherapy   
Living arrangements     Yes 45 59%
 Single live alone 15 20%  No 31 41%
 Single live with friends/family 5 7% Radiotherapy   
 Single parent 2 3%  Yes 64 84%
 Couple not living with children 38 50%  No 12 16%
 Couple Living with Children 14 18% Stoma   
 Other 2 3%  No 62 82%
Private health insurance     Temporary 9 12%
 No 16 21%  Permanent 5 7%
 Yes 60 79% Comorbid conditions   
Highest education     Diabetes 9 12%
 Primary School 5 7%  High cholesterol 26 34%
 Secondary School 35 46%  Hypertension 29 38%
 Higher Education 36 47%  Angina 1 1.3%
Employment situation     Peripheral vascular disease 6 8%
 In paid work 18 24%  Lung disease 11 14%
 Work without pay 4 5%  Depression, anxiety, nervous 11 14%
 Unemployed 2 3%  Gastrointestinal ulcer 4 5%
 Retired 37 49%  Arthritis 26 34%
 Permanently unable to work 2 3%  Osteoporosis 8 11%
 Other 11 14%  Kidney disease 3 4%
 Missing 2 3%  Any other cancer 21 28%
Total household income      
 <$25,000 19 25%    
 $25,001 - $40,000 21 28%    
 $40,001 - $65,000 10 13%    
 $65,001 - $100,000 9 12%    
 >$100,000 6 8%    
 not stated 11 14%