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Table 1 Patient Characteristics by Socio-Legal Concern (N = 104)

From: Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey

  Total No Socio-Legal Concerns ≥1 Socio-Legal Concerns P-value
  104 24 (23 %) 80 (77 %)  
Age (yr), mean, range 49 (18–85) 52 (21–85) 48 (18–84) 0.33
Gender, n (%)     0.67
 Female 73 (70) 67 % 71 %  
 Male 31 (30) 33 % 29 %  
Race, n (%)     0.09
 Black/African-American 50 (48) 29 % 54 %  
 White 36 (35) 50 % 30 %  
 Other 18 (17) 21 % 16 %  
Non-English Primary Languagea, n (%) 40 (38) 38 % 39 % 0.91
Marital Status, n (%)     0.04
 Single 43 (41) 21 % 48 %  
 Married/Partnered 37 (36) 54 % 30 %  
 Divorced/Separated/Widowed 24 (23) 25 % 23 %  
Education, n (%)     0.12
 High School or Less 70 (67) 54 % 71 %  
 College or Grad School 34 (33) 46 % 29 %  
HH Incomea, n (%)     0.03
  < $20,000 45 (43) 29 % 48 %  
 $20,000–$50,000 20 (19) 8 % 23 %  
  > $50,000 22 (21) 46 % 14 %  
Has Primary Care Physiciana, n (%) 97 (93) 88 % 95 % 0.35
Health Insurancea, n (%)     0.16
 Publicb 65 (63) 33 % 54 %  
 Private 35 (34) 42 % 29 %  
Type of Visit, n (%)     0.94
 Screening/Diagnostic eval 44 (42) 42 % 43 %  
 Treatment 60 (58) 58 % 58 %  
Perceived Stress (mean, SD)c 8.92 (3.23) 7.23 (2.37) 9.40 (3.29) 0.004
Overall Health (mean, SD)d 2.24 (0.91) 1.96 (0.69) 2.35 (0.95) 0.09
  1. aPercentage points may not add up to 100 % due to missing data
  2. bIncludes Health SafetyNet, MAHealth, Commonwealth, Celtic Care
  3. cScore from the Perceived Stress Scale [1], a 4 question survey where scores around 13 are considered average, a higher score means greater stress
  4. dScore from the RAND Medical Outcomes Study, 12-item Short Form Survey [2]. Scores 50 and above represent average health status