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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample of 190 men with metastatic prostate cancer grouped on time from last questionnaire to death

From: Quality of life in men with metastatic prostate cancer in their final years before death – a retrospective analysis of prospective data

Time between last questionnaire and death < 6 months 6–18 months > 18 months Total
Frequency (%) 40 (21.0) 64 (33.7) 86 (45.3) 190 (100.0)
Mean age (SD) 71.5 (7.4) 69.7 (6.3) 71.0 (7.4) 70.6 (7.1)
Tumour size classification, n (%)
(Tumour-Nodes-Metastasis system) 20 (50) 20 (50) 41 (64) 23 (36) 53 (62) 33 (38) 114 (60) 76 (40)
1–2 3–4         
Year of diagnosis, Median (q1-q3) 1998 (1996–2002) 1998 (1994–2001) 1997 (1993–2001) 1998 (1994–2002)
Year of death, Median (q1-q3) 2006 (2003–2007) 2005 (2002–2008) 2007 (2003–2011) 2006 (2002–2010)
Years between PC diagnosis and metastasis, Median (q1-q3) 5 (2–8) 4 (2.5–6) 5.5 (3–9) 5 (3–8)
Years between metastasis and death, Median (q1-q3) 1 (0–2) 2 (1–3) 3 (1–4) 2 (1–4)
Years with PC, from diagnosis to death, Median (q1-q3) 6 (3–9) 6.5 (4–10) 9 (7–11) 7 (5–10)
Proportion (%) receiving hormone treatments upon inclusion 80.0 59.3 62.3 64.6