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Table 3 Associations between socio-demographic and clinical factors and disagreement category by health service use*

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

  GP visits Specialist visits Medication1
Under Over Under Over Under Over
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age: mean years (sd) 66 (9.8) 62 (11.4) 65 (10.6) 64 (10.3) 71 (4.5) 68 (8.5)
Sex: Male 27 (64) 4 (29) 18 (60) 13 (38) 16 (67) 90 (47)
  Female 15 (36) 10 (71) 12 (40) 21 (62) 8 (33) 102 (53)
Paid work: Yes 4 (10) 7 (50) 5 (17) 8 (23) 2 (8) 26 (14)
  No 38 (90) 7 (50) 25 (83) 26 (76) 22 (92) 166 (86)
Income:       
  ≤ A$40,000 28 (67) 6 (42) 19 (64) 15 (44) 19 (68) 93 (75)
  > A$40,000 10 (24) 6 (42) 8 (26) 14 (42) 3 (12) 39 (20)
  Unknown 4 (9) 2 (1) 3 (10) 5 (15) 0 (0) 10 (5)
Living arrangement:       
  Single 11 (26) 6 (43) 8 (27) 11 (32) 14 (58) 64 (32)
  Couple 30 (71) 8 (57) 21 (70) 24 (65) 10 (42) 122 (63)
  Other 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 (0) 7 (4)
Private health insurance:       
  None 9 (21) 4 (29) 4 (13) 10 (29) 7 (29) 45 (23)
  Any 28 (79) 10 (71) 26 (87) 24 (71) 17 (71) 147 (76)
Dukes Stage: A 6 (19) 3 (30) 7 (29) 6 (26) 0 (0) 19 (12)
  B 12 (39) 4 (40) 8 (33) 9 (39) 8 (42) 58 (38)
  C 13 (42) 3 (30) 9 (38) 8 (35) 11 (38) 76 (50)
Type of surgery       
  None 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Open 25 (60) 8 (57) 20 (67) 19 (56) 10 (42) 102 (53)
  Laparoscopic 17 (40) 6 (42) 10 (33) 14 (41) 14 (58) 89 (46)
  Polypectomy 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.5)
Chemotherapy:       
  No 23 (55) 7 (50) 19 (63) 16 (47) 6 (25) 87 (45)
  Yes 19 (45) 7 (50) 11 (37) 18 (53) 18 (75) 105 (55)
Radiotherapy:       
  No 34 (81) 13 (93) 28 (82) 24 (80) 21 (88) 162 (84)
  Yes 8 (19) 1 (7) 6 (18) 6 (20) 3 (13) 30 (16)
Visit frequency:       
  High2 21 (50) 11 (79) 26 (76) 15 (50) - -
  Low 21 (50) 3 (21) 8 (24) 15 (50) - -
Intervention allocation:       
  CanChange 23 (58) 7 (18) 16 (40) 20 (50) 19 (79) 111 (58)
  Usual care 19 (53) 7 (19) 14 (39) 14 (39) 5 (21) 81 (42)
  1. *Bolded figures indicate statistically significant at p < 0.05.
  2. 1. Medications were categorised into 4 groups: gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, psychological and COPD.
  3. 2. High frequency is defined by >3 GP visits or >4 specialist visits, and low frequency ≤3 GP visits and ≤4 specialist visits.