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Table 3 Comparison of respondents to non-respondents in a survey of Utah cancer survivors1,2

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
Non-respondents Respondents   Non-respondents Respondents   Non-respondents Respondents  
n % n % P n % n % P n % n % P
Time since diagnosis 0.022      0.144      0.076
 Long-term 114 59.4 78 40.6   53 55.2 43 44.8   61 63.5 35 36.5  
 Recent 123 48.4 131 51.6   59 45.4 71 54.6   64 51.6 60 48.4  
Sex 0.130      0.016      0.760
 Female 126 50.0 126 50.0   55 42.6 74 57.4   71 57.7 52 42.3  
 Male 111 57.2 83 42.8   57 58.8 40 41.2   54 55.7 43 44.3  
Current age 0.028      0.223      0.139
  < 40 47 63.5 27 36.5   21 60.0 14 40.0   26 66.7 13 33.3  
 40–49 62 49.2 64 50.8   34 50.0 34 50.0   28 48.3 30 51.7  
 50–59 97 56.7 74 43.3   42 51.2 40 48.8   55 61.8 34 38.2  
  > =60 31 41.3 44 58.7   15 36.6 26 63.4   16 47.1 18 52.9  
Race 0.055      0.558      0.040
 White 216 51.9 200 48.1   104 49.1 108 50.9   112 54.9 92 45.1  
 Nonwhite 21 70.0 9 30.0   8 57.1 6 42.9   13 81.3 < 53  
Ethnicity 0.020      0.439      0.011
 Hispanic 45 66.2 23 33.8   19 55.9 15 44.1   26 76.5 8 23.5  
 Non-Hispanic 189 50.8 183 49.2   92 48.7 97 51.3   97 53.0 86 47.0  
Geography 0.909      0.904      0.874
 Rural 32 52.5 29 47.5   18 48.7 19 51.4   14 58.3 10 41.7  
 Metro-politan 205 53.3 180 46.8   94 49.7 95 50.3   111 56.6 85 43.4  
Cancer site 0.144      0.074      0.728
 Colorectal 77 60.2 51 39.8   37 58.7 26 41.3   40 61.5 25 38.5  
 Myeloma 31 48.4 33 51.6   12 37.5 20 62.5   19 59.4 13 40.6  
 Breast 51 52.6 46 47.4   24 47.1 27 52.9   27 58.7 19 41.3  
 Ovarian 26 41.3 37 58.7   11 34.4 21 65.6   15 48.4 16 51.6  
 Prostate 52 55.3 42 44.7   28 58.3 20 41.7   24 52.2 22 47.8  
Stage 0.174      0.162      0.652
 In situ 10 41.7 14 58.3   < 53 7 70.0   7 50.0 7 50.0  
 Localized 118 55.9 93 44.1   57 51.4 54 48.7   61 61.0 39 39.0  
 Regional 65 57.0 49 43.0   32 58.2 23 41.8   33 55.9 26 44.1  
 Distant 44 45.4 53 54.6   20 40.0 30 60.0   24 51.1 23 48.9  
  1. 1. Percent of respondents equates to response rate
  2. 2. P-values for statistically significant comparisons are presented in boldface.
  3. 3. Cell counts less than five are masked for protection of confidentiality