Table 1

Description of patients and partners
Patients Partners
Mean, SD, Age (years) 54.48 (6.12) 53.37 (4.34)
Gender, % female 73.71 55.77
Ethnicity, %
Caucasian 81.90 84.98
African-American 10.15 5.34
Hispanic 2.92 2.79
Asian 1.33 1.40
Other 3.71 5.25
Cancer Site, %
Breast 48.67
Prostate 22.76
Gynaecological 1.95
Lung 9.83
Head & Neck 0.45
Leukaemia 1.20
Non-Hodgkins 0.15
Hodgkins 0.11
Gastrointestinal 10.93
Brain 0.30
Other 3.64
Cancer Stage, %
Stage I 27.72
Stage II 25.91
Stage III 21.18
Stage IV 25.19
Partner Relationship, %
Spouse 85.85
Family Member 10.32
Friend 3.83
Education, %
High School or less 31.23 36.43
Some university/University graduate 68.77 63.57
Some university/University graduate 68.77 63.57

Regan et al.

Regan et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:279   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-279

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