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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: The EORTC QLU-C10D discrete choice experiment for cancer patients: a first step towards patient utility weights

  Patient sample
(N = 48)
  Control group
(N = 192)
 
Mean age (SD) 59.9 (13.5)   59.0 (12.1)  
  N % N %
Sex     
 Female 22 45.8 88 45.8
 Male 26 54.2 104 54.2
Marital status     
 Single 12 25.0 18 9.4
 Married/partnership 29 60.4 120 62.5
 Separated/divorced 4 8.3 44 22.9
 Widowed 3 6.3 10 5.2
Highest education     
 Elementary school 1 2.1 4 2.1
 Secondary lower/apprenticeship 29 60.4 116 60.4
 A-level 10 20.8 40 20.8
 University level 8 16.7 32 16.7
Cancer diagnosis     
 Breast 4 8.3   
 Haematooncological 16 33.3   
 Lung 4 8.3   
 Neuroendocrine 5 10.4   
 Thyroid 10 20.8   
 Gastrointestinal/colorectal 3 6.3   
 Other 6 12.6   
Current therapy     
 Chemotherapy 24 50.0   
 Radiotherapy 9 18.8   
 Nuclear therapy 11 22.9   
 Surgery only 4 8.3   
  1. The sample characteristics of the patient sample and the general population control group from an internet panel. Patients differed significantly from the control group regarding the marital status (p < 0.001)
  2. SD, standard deviation