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Table 2 Frequency distribution of cancer-related clinical characteristics of study participants

From: Validation of the PHQ-9 depression scale in Ethiopian cancer patients attending the oncology clinic at Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital

Cancer-related variables Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Types of cancer
Breast 46 28.7%
Skin 26 16%
Gastrointestinal 22 13.5%
Cervical 20 12.2%
Oropharyngeal 15 9.1%
Prostate 9 5.5%
Others 25 15%
Stages of cancer
 Stage I 26 17.8%
 Stage II 70 53.4%
 Stage III 40 27.4%
 Stage IV 2 1.4%
Treatment
 Chemotherapy only 77 47.2%
 Radiotherapy only 33 20.2%
 Chemotherapy & radiotherapy only 48 29.4%
 Chemotherapy & surgery only 2 1.2%
 Radiotherapy & surgery only 1 0.6%
 Not on treatment 2 1.2%
Duration of Illness
 < 1 year 9 5.5%
 Between 1 year and 5 years 132 81%
 > 5 years 22 13.5%