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Table 1 Gastrointestinal cancer patients' demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Anxiety and depression in patients with gastrointestinal cancer: does knowledge of cancer diagnosis matter?

  Knew diagnosis (n = 68) Did not know diagnosis (n = 74) All (n = 142)
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Age    
Mean (SD) 50.2 (13.9) 58.2 (13.4) 54.1 (14.8)
Range 23–74 19–76 19–76
Gender    
Male 34 (50.0) 45 (60.8) 79 (55.6)
Female 34 (50.0) 29 (39.2) 63 (44.4)
Marital status    
Single 7 (10.3) 6 (8.1) 13 (9.2)
Married 59 (86.8) 63 (85.1) 122 (85.9)
Widowed 2 (2.9) 5 (6.8) 7 (4.9)
Educational status    
Illiterate 23 (33.8) 55 (74.2) 78 (54.9)
Primary 28 (41.2) 15 (20.3) 43 (30.3)
Secondary 9 (13.2) 3 (4.1) 12 (8.5)
College/university 8 (11.8) 1 (1.4) 9 (6.3)
Cancer site    
Esophagus 7 (10.3) 34 (45.9) 41 (28.9)
Stomach 22 (32.4) 20 (27.0) 42 (29.6)
Small intestine 1 (1.5) 4 (5.4) 5 (3.5)
Colon 26 (38.2) 5 (6.8) 31 (21.8)
Rectum 12 (17.6) 11 (14.9) 23 (16.2)
Time since diagnosis (months)    
Mean (SD) 4.6 (3.0) 4.1 (3.2) 4.4 (3.2)
Range 1–12 1–12 1–12
Initial treatment    
Surgery 54 (79.4) 37 (50.0) 91 (64.1)
Chemotherapy/radiotherapy 9 (13.2) 10 (13.0) 19 (13.4)
Best Supportive care 5 (7.4) 27 (36.5) 32 (22.5)
Anxiety score    
0–7 27 (39.7) 48 (64.9) 75 (52.8)
8–21 41 (60.3) 26 (35.1) 67 (47.2)
Depression score    
0–7 26 (38.2) 35 (47.3) 61 (43.0)
8–21 42 (61.8) 39 (52.7) 81 (57.0)