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Table 1 Characteristics of the eligible sample for a survey of Utah cancer survivors

From: The feasibility of web surveys for obtaining patient-reported outcomes from cancer survivors: a randomized experiment comparing survey modes and brochure enclosures

  Full sample Paper Web P
N Col. % N Col. % N Col. %
All cases 446 100.0 226 100.0 220 100.0  
Time since diagnosis1 0.805
 Long-term 192 43.0 96 42.5 96 43.6  
 Short-term 254 57.0 130 57.5 124 56.4  
Sex 0.803
 Female 252 56.5 129 57.1 123 55.9  
 Male 194 43.5 97 42.9 97 44.1  
Current age 0.600
  < 40 74 16.6 35 15.5 39 17.7  
 40–49 126 28.3 68 30.1 58 26.4  
 50–59 171 38.3 82 36.3 89 40.5  
  > =60 75 16.8 41 18.1 34 15.5  
Diagnosis age 0.882
  < 40 102 22.9 53 23.5 49 22.3  
 40–49 212 47.5 104 46.0 108 49.1  
 50–59 98 22.0 50 22.1 48 21.8  
  > =60 34 7.6 19 8.4 15 6.8  
Race2 0.650
 White 416 93.3 212 93.8 204 92.7  
 Nonwhite 30 6.7 14 6.2 16 7.3  
Ethnicity3 0.903
 Hispanic 68 15.5 34 15.3 34 15.8  
 Non-Hispanic 372 84.5 189 84.8 183 84.3  
Geography 0.093
 Rural 61 13.7 37 16.4 24 10.9  
 Metropolitan 385 86.3 189 83.6 196 89.1  
Cancer site 0.992
 Colorectal 128 28.7 63 27.9 65 29.6  
 Myeloma 64 14.4 32 14.2 32 14.6  
 Breast 97 21.8 51 22.6 46 20.9  
 Ovarian 63 14.1 32 14.2 31 14.1  
 Prostate 94 21.1 48 21.2 46 20.9  
Stage at diagnosis 0.707
 In situ 24 5.4 10 4.4 14 6.4  
 Localized 211 47.3 111 49.1 100 45.5  
 Regional 114 25.6 55 24.3 59 26.8  
 Distant4 97 21.8 50 22.1 47 21.4  
  1. 1. “Long-term” survivors were defined as > 5 years from diagnosis for breast, colorectal, and prostate and > 3 years for myeloma and ovarian cancer. “Short-term” survivors were those < 1 year from diagnosis as of sample selection (September 2016)
  2. 2. Due to small counts, all races other than white have been grouped for analysis
  3. 3. Ethnicity could not be established for 6 individuals. Percentages based on total number of survivors with ethnicity data
  4. 4. Because fewer than 5 sample members were unstaged, they have been grouped together with distant stage to maintain confidentiality