Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study sample

Patients with pain (n = 98)

Patients without pain (n = 44)

P value


No. (%)

No. (%)


Age (mean, SD)

54.2 (14.2)

54.6 (14.2)

0.82

Education (mean, SD)

3.3 (4.4)

4.5 (5.7)

0.21

Sex

0.57

Male

53 (54.1)

26 (59.1)

Female

45 (45.9)

18 (40.9)

Marital status

0.1

Married

84 (85.7)

38 (86.4)

Single

7 (7.1)

6 (13.6)

Widowed

7 (7.1)

0 (0)

Cancer site

0.18

Esophagus

29 (29.6)

12 (27.3)

Stomach

29 (29.6)

13 (29.5)

Small intestine

5 (5.1)

0 (0)

Colon

17 (17.3)

14 (31.8)

Rectum

18 (18.4)

5 (11.4)


Tavoli et al. BMC Cancer 2008 8:177   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-177

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