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Table 1 Patient characteristics at study commencement

From: International validation of the EORTC QLQ-PRT20 module for assessment of quality of life symptoms relating to radiation proctitis: a phase IV study

Patient characteristics Australia Italy Norway French Speaking Germany Totals
Canada France
Number of patients 181 86 47 34 4 6 358
Mean age in years (SD) 69.2 (9.3) 63.7 (10.5) 68.5 (5.6) 69.5 (6.0) 62.5 (9.3) 69.7 (8.2) 67.7 (9.2)
Range in years 25–95 39–82 55–78 56–80 49–70 55–79 25–95
Male % 96.7 64 97.9 100 50 100 88.9
Patients with one or more existing co-morbidities 105 32 27 26 3 3 196
Site
 Anal Canal   3      3
 Bladder 2 2      4
 Cervix   18      19
 Chordoma     1    1
 Endometrium   10      10
 Iliac Nodes 1       1
 Prostate 162 44 44 28 2 6 286
 Rectum 15 8 3 5 1   32
 Sigmoid Colon 1     1   2
  1. NB: to gain power the cultural applicably analysis was conducted by language group. To achieve this participants from France and Canada were combined into the French speaking cohorts and the 6 German participants were excluded due to lack of numbers. Data from the German participants was included in the broader analysis