Table 1.

Characteristics of participants (n = 125)

CharacteristicN (%)
Gender
    Male71 (56.8)
    Female54 (43.2)
Age (y)
    Mean (SD)44.65 (6.14)
Race/ethnicity
    White110 (88.0)
    Black/African American8 (6.4)
    Asian/Pacific Islander2 (1.6)
    Hispanic2 (1.6)
    Other3 (2.4)
Education
    High school graduate or less24 (19.2)
    Some college/trade school/business school56 (44.8)
    4-y degree14 (11.2)
    Some graduate education3 (2.4)
    Graduate degree28 (22.4)
Annual household income (in U.S. dollars)
    Mean$60,0000-99,999
Site of primary cancer
    Colon85 (60.0)
    Rectum37 (29.6)
    Rectosigmoid13 (10.4)
Years since cancer diagnosis
    Mean (SD)1.64 (2.28)
Cancer stage
    Stage I11 (8.8)
    Stage II22 (17.6)
    Stage III43 (34.4)
    Stage IV43 (34.4)
    Uncertain6 (4.8)
    Metastatic disease60 (48.0)
ECOG performance status
    0100 (80)
    125 (20)