Table 1

Patient Characteristics(n = 1778)
Characteristics Number Percentage (%)
Age in years Mean(SD) 58(13)
Median 59
Range 15-90
Gender Male 918 52%
Race Caucasians 1213 68%
Cancer type Lung or Head and Neck 473 27%
Gastrointestinal 301 17%
Genitourinary 176 10%
Sarcoma 68 4%
Gynecologic 120 7%
Breast 128 7%
Other† 512 28%
Severity of baseline fatigue Mean(SD) 6(2.39)
Median(Q1-Q3) 6(4–8)
Mild (0–3) 293 16%
Moderate (4–6) 909 51%
Severe (7–10) 580 33%
Moderate or Severe (4–10) 1489 84%

Abbrevations: SD, Standard deviation.

† Leukemias, Lymphomas, unknown primary, melanoma.

Yennu et al.

Yennu et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:16   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-16

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