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Table 3 Quality of life by patients’ characteristics and experiences with cancer care (n = 515)

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

  HRQL Summary Scorea
  Mean (SD)
Sex
 Man 72.4 (18.3)
 Women 71.4 (17.5)
Age****
  ≤ 45 years 76.0 (16.1)
 46 and < 65 years 69.3 (19.0)
  ≥ 65 years 69.0 (17.7)
Education
 Elementary school or less 70.5 (17.8)
 Secondary school 71.1 (19.1)
 High-school degree or higher 73.6 (16.9)
Marital status**
 Married or free union 70.3 (18.6)
 Single, divorced or widowed 74.5 (16.4)
Hospital
 Social Security 70.9 (18.8)
 Ministry of Health 73.8 (15.9)
 Clinical history  
Type of cancer****
 Leukemia 78.5 (13.6)
 Lymphoma 70.6 (18.7)
 Multiple myeloma 63.6 (18.2)
Cancer stage/risk
 Early stages (I-II)/Low/standard risk 71.7 (16.9)
 Advanced stages (III-IV)/High risk 71.9 (18.2)
Time since cancer diagnosis**
  ≤ 6 months 69.8 (18.5)
 7–12 months 74.7 (16.5)
   >1 and 5 years 71.8 (18.4)
Anxiety****  
 No 75.5 (15.6)
 Yes 52.1 (16.9)
Depression****
 No 74.7 (16.4)
 Yes 52.8 (15.5)
High quality of patient-centered cancer care (≥75th percentile)
 Timely care*
  Yes 74.6 (18.3)
  No 70.9 (17.6)
 Clear information***
  Yes 75.8 (16.6)
  No 69.7 (18.2)
 Information for treatment decision-making
  Yes 74.9 (18.0)
  No 71.1 (17.8)
 Addressing biopsychosocial needs****
  Yes 79.6 (13.1)
  No 69.5 (18.5)
 Respectful and coordinated care
  Yes 72.5 (18.5)
  No 71.6 (17.6)
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; ****p < 0.000. aHRQL Summary Score: EORTC QLQ-C30 Summary Score