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Table 4 Inclusion mean scores of symptoms according to sex, age, localization, stage and Performance status, among colorectal cancer patients, Morocco, 2009–2011

From: Quality of life of early stage colorectal cancer patients in Morocco

Subgroup Fatigue Nausea Pain Dyspnea Insomnia Anorexia Constipation Diarrhea Financial difficulties
All 38.2103 11.3868 30.1527 15.2672 32.3116 32.3116 20.4835 18.3206 61.7188
Localization
 Colon 35.7504 8.9827* 25.3247* 13.4199 21.8615* 28.5714* 14.9351* 14.5022 62.6398
 Rectum 41.7181 14.8148 37.0370 17.9012 35.1852 37.6947 28.3951 23.7654 60.4361
   p =0.028 p =0.001   p =0.001 p = 0.024 p < 0.001 p = 0.006  
Stage
 I 37.0370 15.7407* 23.1481 11.1111 25.9259 29.6296 18.5185 18.5185 61.1111*
 II 35.8660 4.4118 26.7157 12.2549 22.5490 28.9216 13.7255 18.1373 52.0202
 III 39.2361 13.6364 32.1970 16.8561 29.3561 33.9048 23.2955 18.3712 65.5039
   p = 0.006        p = 0.033
Sex
 Male 36.2082 11.6550 27.3893 14.6853 26.3403 28.4038* 18.1818 19.8135 61.2293
 Female 40.6162 11.0644 33.4734 15.9664 36.9748 36.9748 23.2493 16.5266 62.3188
       p = 0.032    
Age
  < 50 36.4052 13.1373 30.3922 16.4706 30.5882 35.3175 23.1373 18.0392 65.4618
 50–60 36.5297 8.9041 27.3973 11.8721 27.3973 27.3973 17.3516 20.5479 60.0939
 60–69 38.4181 11.2994 31.6384 13.5593 23.1638 34.4633 16.3842 16.9492 57.4713
  ≥ 70 44.0741 12.2222 32.2222 20.7407 26.6667 31.8519 25.9259 17.0370 62.8788
PS
  < 1 26,8970* 6,5041* 20,5285* 11,3821* 17.0732 24.7967* 11.7886* 15.4472 65.0407
  ≥ 1 43,3642 13,6111 34,5370 17,0370 32.0370 35.7542 24.4444 19.6296 60.1533
  p < 0.001 p = 0.012 p < 0.001 p < 0.001   p = 0.01 p = 0.001   
  1. *: statistically significant