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Table 4 Demographic representativeness of respondents by survey mode, survey of Utah cancer survivors1

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
   Respondents Adj. RR2 95% CI P Respondents Adj. RR2 95% CI P
n Col.% n Col.% n Col.%
Time since diagnosis
 Long-term 192 43.0 43 37.7 1.00 Ref.   35 36.8 1.00 Ref.  
 Short-term 254 57.0 71 62.3 1.36 1.01, 1.84 0.043 60 63.2 1.07 0.74, 1.54 0.719
Sex
 Female 252 56.5 74 64.9 1.39 0.91, 2.12 0.127 52 54.7 0.75 0.46, 1.22 0.249
 Male 194 43.5 40 35.1 1.00 Ref.   43 45.3 1.00 Ref.  
Current age
  < 40 74 16.6 14 12.3 1.00 Ref.   13 13.7 1.00 Ref.  
 40–49 126 28.3 34 29.8 1.34 0.83, 2.16 0.238 30 31.6 1.49 0.86, 2.59 0.157
 50–59 171 38.3 40 35.1 1.67 0.99, 2.80 0.053 34 35.8 1.06 0.59, 1.89 0.856
  > =60 75 16.8 26 22.8 1.78 1.02, 3.06 0.043 18 19.0 1.56 0.80, 3.06 0.196
Race
 White 416 93.3 108 94.7 1.00 Ref.   92 96.8 1.00 Ref.  
 Nonwhite 30 6.7 6 5.3 0.76 0.41, 1.41 0.379 < 53 0.45 0.16, 1.29 0.138
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 68 15.5 15 13.4 0.90 0.60, 1.35 0.611 8 8.5 0.51 0.27, 0.96 0.036
 Non-Hispanic 372 84.6 97 86.6 1.00 Ref.   86 91.5 1.00 Ref.  
Geography
 Rural 61 13.7 19 16.7 0.84 0.57, 1.21 0.347 10 10.5 0.91 0.55, 1.51 0.728
 Metropolitan 385 86.3 95 83.3 1.00 Ref.   85 89.5 1.00 Ref.  
Cancer site
 Colorectal 128 28.7 26 22.8 1.00 Ref.   25 26.3 1.00 Ref.  
 Myeloma 64 14.4 20 17.5 1.45 0.77, 2.73 0.256 13 13.7 0.78 0.40, 1.54 0.480
 Breast 97 21.8 27 23.7 0.92 0.57, 1.50 0.745 19 20.0 1.18 0.63, 2.21 0.597
 Ovarian 63 14.1 21 18.4 1.26 0.79, 2.03 0.334 16 16.8 1.51 0.85, 2.68 0.157
 Prostate 94 21.1 20 17.5 0.89 0.51, 1.56 0.687 22 23.2 1.22 0.72, 2.04 0.459
Stage
 In situ 24 5.4 7 6.1 1.00 Ref.   7 7.4 1.00 Ref.  
 Localized 211 47.3 54 47.4 0.76 0.44, 1.30 0.313 39 41.1 0.74 0.37, 1.46 0.383
 Regional 114 25.6 23 20.2 0.60 0.34, 1.07 0.086 26 27.4 0.86 0.43, 1.71 0.667
 Distant 97 21.8 30 26.3 0.59 0.28, 1.21 0.149 23 24.2 1.11 0.52, 2.39 0.786
  1. 1. P-values for statistically significant comparisons are presented in boldface
  2. 2. Adjusted (Adj.) risk ratios from a multivariable model that adjusts for other variables in table
  3. 3. Cell counts less than five are masked for protection of confidentiality