Korean Journal of Geriatrics & Gerontology

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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

General characteristics of respondents (N=200)

Characteristics Categories n (%)
Baseline characteristics
Gender Male 102 (51.0)
Female 98 (49.0)
Age (year) <75 133 (66.5)
≥75 67 (33.5)
Educational status 10 (5.0)
Elementary school 38 (19.0)
Middle school 48 (24.0)
High school 73 (36.5)
College 31 (15.5)
Marital status Unmarried 1 (0.5)
Married 159 (79.5)
Others (divorce, bereavement, etc.) 40 (20.0)
Religion Yes 92 (46.0)
No 108 (54.0)
Clinical characteristics
Type of cancer Lung and bronchi 70 (35.0)
Colon and rectum 70 (35.0)
Liver 60 (30.0)
Metastasis Yes 52 (26.0)
No 148 (74.0)
Comorbidities* No comorbidities 57 (28.5)
Hypertension 119 (59.5)
Diabetes 7 (3.5)
Arthritis 11 (5.5)
Others 6 (3.0)
Time after cancer diagnosis Less than 1 year 26 (13.0)
1 year-5 years 136 (68.0)
more than 5 years 38 (19.0)
Cancer stage stage I 59 (29.5)
stage II 76 (38.0)
stage III 50 (25.0)
stage IV 15 (7.5)
Cancer treatment* Yes 179 (89.5)
Chemotherapy 144 (80.4)
Surgery 122 (68.2)
Radiotherapy 112 (62.6)
Immunotherapy 32 (17.9)
No 21 (10.5)
Pain related to cancer No pain 72 (36.0)
Mild 71 (35.5)
Moderate 48 (24.0)
Severe 9 (4.5)
Socioeconomic characteristics
Decision-makers for cancer treatment Patient 92 (51.4)
Family 47 (26.3)
Doctor 40 (22.3)
Payment for hospital bills Patient 121 (60.5)
Adult children 66 (33.0)
Others 13 (6.5)
Desire for life-sustaining treatment Yes 14 (7.0)
No 122 (61.0)
Not decided yet 64 (32.0)
Appointment of decisioning agents Yes 93 (46.5)
No 107 (53.5)
Cohabitant* No cohabitant 26 (13.0)
Spouser 155 (77.5)
Parents 3 (1.5)
Child 16 (8.0)
Monthly income \1,000,000 less 30 (15.0)
\1,000,000-\3,000,000 less 98 (49.0)
\3,000,000-\5,000,000 less 46 (23.0)
More than \5,000,000 26 (13.0)
Affordable level of hospital bills \10,000,000 less 58 (29.0)
\10,000,000-\30,000,000 less 59 (29.5)
\30,000,000-\50,000,000 less 59 (29.5)
More than \50,000,000 24 (12.0)

*Multiple choices.

Korean J Geriatr Gerontol 2024;25:39-48 https://doi.org/10.15656/kjgg.2024.25.1.39
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