Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Perception of cancer in patients diagnosed with the most common gastrointestinal cancers

  Total Pancreas Stomach Large intestine    
Feature n % n % n % n % λ df p
Gender
 woman 168 44.4 24 52.2 45 48.4 99 41.4 2.58 2 .276
 man 210 55.6 22 47.8 48 51.6 140 58.6    
Education
 basic 42 11.1 4 8.7 11 11.8 27 11.3 5.33 8 .722
 vocational 99 26.2 12 26.1 22 23.7 65 27.2    
 secondary 140 37.0 14 30.4 33 35.5 93 38.9    
 higher 96 25.4 16 34.8 27 29.0 53 22.2    
 No data 1 0.03 0 .0 0 .0 1 .4    
Place of residence
 village 69 18.3 5 10.9 19 20.4 45 18.8 21.43 10 .018
 city of up to 20,000 inhabitants 48 12.7 8 17.4 9 9.7 31 13.0    
 city of up to 50,000 inhabitants 44 11.6 3 6.5 5 5.4 36 15.1    
 city of up to 100,000 inhabitants 47 12.4 10 21.7 10 10.8 27 11.3    
 city up to 500,000 inhabitants 36 9.5 8 17.4 12 12.9 16 6.7    
 city over 500,000 inhabitants 134 35.4 12 26.1 38 40.9 84 35.1    
Average monthly income
 no data 4 1.1 0 .0 0 .0 4 1.7 11.01 12 .528
 below PLN 500 7 1.9 1 2.2 3 3.2 3 1.3    
 PLN 501–1000 85 22.5 8 17.4 23 24.7 54 22.6    
 PLN 1001–1500 114 30.2 14 30.4 22 23.7 78 32.6    
 PLN 1501–2000 87 23.0 12 26.1 19 20.4 56 23.4    
 over PLN 2000 81 21.4 11 23.9 26 28.0 44 18.4    
Professional status
 working person 135 35.7 20 43.5 36 38.7 79 33.1 6.68 8 .571
 student 5 1.3 0 .0 3 3.2 2 .8    
 pensioner 213 56.3 23 50.0 49 52.7 141 59.0    
 housekeeper 18 4.8 2 4.3 3 3.2 13 5.4    
 unemployed 7 1.9 1 2.2 2 2.2 4 1.7    
Marital status
 single 15 4.0 3 6.5 4 4.3 8 3.3 3.95 6 .684
 married 271 71.7 29 63.0 65 69.9 177 74.1    
 widow / widower 65 17.2 9 19.6 19 20.4 37 15.5    
 divorced / divorcee 27 7.1 5 10.9 5 5.4 17 7.1    
The presence of metastasis
 Yes 139 36.8 23 50.0 29 31.2 87 36.4 4.63 2 .099
 No 239 63.2 23 50.0 64 68.8 152 63.6    
Type of treatment
 chemotherapy 98 52.4 25 54.3 45 48.4 128 53.6 .80 2 .671
 radiotherapy 74 19.6 15 32.6 21 22.6 38 15.9 7.02 2 .030
 targeted treatment 29 7.7 10 21.7 14 15.1 5 2.1 29.11 2 .001