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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (n = 515)

From: Experiences with health care and health-related quality of life of patients with hematologic malignancies in Mexico

Variable n (%)
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Women 262 (50.9)
Age, mean (SD) 48.6 (17.6)
  ≤ 45 years 206 (40.0)
 46 and < 65 years 202 (39.2)
  ≥ 65 years 107 (20.8)
Education
 Elementary school or less 151 (29.3)
 Secondary school 156 (30.3)
 High-school or higher 208 (40.4)
Married or free union 313 (60.8)
Hospital
 IMSS 328 (63.7)
 Ministry of Health 187 (36.3)
Type of cancer
 Lymphomaa 240 (46.6)
 Leukemiab 175 (34.0)
 Multiple myeloma 100 (19.4)
Time since cancer diagnosis
  ≤ 6 months 257 (49.9)
 7–12 months 194 (37.7)
  > 1 and ≤ 5 years 64 (12.4)
Advanced stages (III-IV)/High risk 365 (70.9)
Anxiety 78 (15.1)
Depression 66 (12.8)
  1. aLymphoma no Hodgkin: 173 participants (33.6%); Lymphoma Hodgkin: 67 participants (13.0%); bAcute lymphocytic leukemia: 111 participants (21.6%); Acute myelogenous leukemia: 64 participants (12.4%)