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Table 1 Participants demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Effect of timing on baseline quality of life scores among surgical cancer patients

Characteristics Time point baseline questionnaire was completed P value
Preoperative (n = 133) Postoperative (n = 150)
Age (years), mean ± SD 60.6 ± 11.1 58.5 ± 12.9 0.144
Gender, male (%) 81 (60.9) 87 (58.0) 0.798
Country of birth, n (%) 0.027
 Australia 105 (78.9) 103 (68.7)  
 Overseas 28 (21.1) 46 (30.7)  
 Missing data 1 (0.7)  
Language spoken at home, n (%) 0.020
 English 130 (97.7) 142 (94.7)  
 Other 3 (2.3) 8 (5.3)  
Marital status, n (%) 0.157
 Single/divorced/widowed 37 (27.8) 45 (30.0)  
 Married/living with partner 96 (72.2) 103 (68.7)  
 Missing data 2 (1.3)  
Highest level of education, n (%) 0.230
 Undergraduate 97 (72.9) 120 (80.0)  
 Post graduate 32 (24.1) 27 (18.0)  
 Missing data 4 (3.0) 3 (2.0)  
Employment status, n (%) 0.944
 Employed 50 (37.6) 59 (39.3)  
 Unemployed 82 (61.7) 89 (59.3)  
 Missing data 1 (0.8) 2 (1.3)  
Health cover, n (%) 0.182
 Private 70 (52.6) 72 (48.0)  
 No private health 63 (47.4) 78 (52.0)  
Type of cancer, n (%) 0.054
 Recurrent 93 (69.9) 80 (53.3)  
 Advanced primary 40 (30.1) 69 (46.0)  
 Missing data 1 (0.7)