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Table 1 Demographic details for patients with breast, prostate and colorectal cancer

From: Herbal remedies and functional foods used by cancer patients attending specialty oncology clinics in Trinidad

Demographic variable Cancer type Total
N = 150 (%)
Pearson’s
Chi-square
p value
Breast Prostate Colorectal
Sex
 Female 88 0 14 102 (68.0) <0.001*
 Male 0 36 11 47 (31.3)  
Age
 18–29 1 0 0 1 (0.7) 0.020*
 30–39 12 0 0 12 (8.0)  
 40–49 14 3 8 25 (16.7)  
 50–59 31 8 3 42 (28.0)  
 60–69 18 17 12 47 (31.3)  
  > 70 12 8 3 23 (15.3)  
Ethnicity
 African 44 20 14 78 (52.0)  
 Indian 27 9 8 44 (29.3)  
 Mixed 16 6 4 26 (17.3) 0.814
 Other 1 1 0 2 (1.3)  
Highest education
 None 1 0 1 2 (1.3) 0.632
 At least Primary school 25 10 8 43 (28.7)  
 At least Secondary school 34 17 9 60 (40.0)  
 University 24 7 5 36 (24.0)  
 Postgraduate 1 1 0 2 (1.3)  
 Other 3 2 3 8 (5.3)  
Stage
 Do not know 24 12 9 45 (30.0) 0.079
 1 8 1 3 12 (8.0)  
 2 25 11 1 37 (24.7)  
 3 18 4 3 25 (16.7)  
 4 13 7 10 30 (20.0)  
 Remission 1 0 0 1 (0.7)  
Monthly income (US$)
  < 1000 43 24 14 71 (54.0) 0.210
 1001–2000 10 5 4 19 (12.7)  
  > 2000 0 1 0 1 (0.7)  
 Non response 35 6 8 49 (32.7)  
  1. *p < 0.05
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