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Table 2 Patient sociodemographic and clinical characteristics (N = 1379)

From: Determinants of patient-reported experience of cancer services responsiveness

Characteristics Percent Numbera
Sex
 Female 61.9 845
Age
 Mean age (SD) 61 (SD 11)   
 18–49 years 15.7 214
 50–69 years 61.5 839
 70 years and over 22.9 312
Education level (completed)
 Primary 18.3 246
 Secondary 44.4 598
 Business college/CEGEPb 15.7 211
 University 21.6 291
Perceived financial status
 Financially comfortable 21.9 291
 Earn enough 57.0 757
 Poor 18.8 249
 Very poor 2.3 31
Cancer type
 Breast 26.5 359
 Colorectal 21.4 290
 Hematopoietic 15.9 216
 Bronchopulmonary 14.2 192
 Female genital 4.6 62
 Other 17.5 238
Time since diagnosis (years)
 < 1 55.7 758
 1 to 3 27.7 377
 ≥ 3 16.7 227
Treatment type
 Chemotherapy only 39.0 519
 Chemotherapy + other treatment 49.1 653
 Other 6.8 91
 None 5.1 68
Self-assessed health status
 Good 50.4 683
 Poor 49.6 672
Comorbidities
 0 34.3 473
 1 to 3 59.4 819
 More than 3 6.3 87
Emotional well-being
 Good 47.7 647
 Poor 52.3 708
  1. aTotal n may vary per characteristic due to missing values
  2. bIn Quebec, business colleges and CEGEPs are post-secondary institutions that provide pre-university education (2 years) or specialized vocational programs (3 years)