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Table 1 Sociodemographic and cancer-related characteristics of help-seeking patients

From: The characteristics and risk factors for common psychiatric disorders in patients with cancer seeking help for mental health

Age (years): Mean ± SD (Range)
 Overall Patients 51.22 ± 14.55 (16–87)
 Female (t: 3.370, p = 0.001) 49.62 ± 13.4 (16–85)
 Male 53.83 ± 16 (16–87)
  n %
Sex
 Female (χ2: 32.678/ p < 0.001) 351 62
 Male 215 38
Education level
 Literate / elementery school 314 55.5
 Secondary school graduates 188 33.2
 College 64 11.8
Marital status
 Married 430 76
 Single 59 10.4
 Divorced/Widowed 77 13.6
Employment
 Housewife 212 37.5
 Working fulltime 152 26.9
 Retired 176 31.1
 Other 26 4.6
Income level
 Low 120 21.1
 Middle 430 76
 Upper 16 2.8
Type of family
 Core 512 90.5
 Extended 40 7.1
 Alone 14 2.5
Cancer site
 Breast 176 31.1
 Lung 63 11.1
 Gastrointestinal cancers 70 12.4
 Head and neck cancer 64 11,3
 Brain tumors 30 5.3
 Gynecologic cancers 56 9.9
 Male genitourinary cancers 29 5.1
 Leymphoma 36 6.4
 Malignant melanoma /skin cancer 12 2.1
 Bone and soft tissue cancer 17 3
 Other 13 2.3
Stage
 Local disease 315 55.7
 Locoregional recurrence 114 20.1
 Metastatic 128 22.6
 Unknown 9 1.6
Oncological treatment
 Surgery+chemotherapy+ radiotheraphy (+hormone therapy) 182 32.2
 Surgery+chemotherapy 112 19.8
 Chemotherapy+ radiotheraphy 85 15
 Chemotherapy 76 13.4
 Surgery+radiotheraphy 51 9
 Radiotheraphy 19 3.4
 Surgery+chemotherapy+hormone therapy 16 2.8
 Surgery 12 2.1
 Surgery +interferon 3 0.5
 Treatment is not yet started 4 0.7
 Other 9 1.6
Any other medical illnesses
 Yes 113 20
 No 453 80
Family history of cancer
 Yes 82 14.5
 No 484 85.5
Secondary cancer
 Yes 16 2.8
 No 550 97.2
Duration of cancer (month): Mean ± SD (Range) 22.3 ± 33.1 (1–240)