Table 1

Participant characteristics at baseline
Variables Frequency (N=675) %
Age Median(years) 60 ± 10
Sex Male 438 64.9
Female 237 35.1
Travel time (to Hospital from home) <2 hours 363 53.8
≥2 hours 312 46.2
Place of residence Seoul/Gyeonggido 325 48.1
Chungcheongdo 125 18.5
Gyeongsangdo 146 21.6
Jeollado 48 7.1
Gangwondo 21 3.1
Jejudo 10 1.5
Education level ≤Middle school 154 22.8
High school graduate 317 47.0
≥College graduate 204 30.2
Marital status Married 613 90.8
Single 17 2.5
Widowed/Divorced 45 6.7
Economic status (Income/month) ≥5.000.000 won* 89 13.2
2.000.000~5.000.000won 308 45.6
≤2.000.000 won 278 41.2
Religion Christian 175 25.9
Catholic 69 10.2
Buddhist 196 29.0
No religion 231 34.2
Other 4 0.6
Cancer type Gastric 191 28.3
Colorectal 341 50.5
Esophagus 25 3.7
Small intestinal 10 1.5
Hepatobiliary 57 8.4
Pancreatic 51 7.6
Disease status Neoadjuvant or adjuvant 250 37.0
Palliative ≤ first-line 257 38.1
Palliative ≥ second-line 168 24.9
Prior history of clinical trial enrollment Yes 127 18.8
No 548 81.2

*1000 won is equivalent to one dollar.

Lee et al.

Lee et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:594   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-594

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