Table 4.

Comparison of Number of Self-Reported Organic/Major and Constitutional/Other Problems among Survivors and Controls by Clinical and Demographic Categories

Survivors (n = 156)Controls (n =138)
Organic/MajorP*Constitutional/OtherP*Organic/MajorP*Constitutional/OtherP*
Diagnosis.10.02
    Leukemia2.64 (2.37)2.23 (1.97)N/AN/A
    Lymphoma2.40 (1.87)2.70 (2.38)N/AN/A
    Solid tumor3.36 (2.30)3.30 (2.02)N/AN/A
Intensity of Treatment Rating 2.00.02
    Least/moderate1.93 (1.65)2.09 (2.19)N/AN/A
    Very3.33 (2.30)3.07 (1.93)N/AN/A
    Most4.50 (2.65)3.38 (1.93)N/AN/A
Reason for visit.62.79
    RoutineN/AN/A1.26 (1.67)1.46 (1.59)
    Follow-upN/AN/A1.44 (1.68)1.22 (1.84)
    AcuteN/AN/A1.07 (1.37)1.37 (1.48)
Age (years).03.03.43.39
    <202.46 (2.21)2.35 (1.93)1.40 (1.77)1.53 (1.77)
    ≥203.24 (2.29)3.06 (2.24)1.18 (1.46)1.28 (1.51)
Gender.02.15.00.00
    Male2.43 (2.23)2.45 (1.88)0.78 (1.12)0.85 (1.26)
    Female3.25 (2.26)2.94 (2.29)1.63 (1.78)1.78 (1.74)
Ethnicity/race.69.90.00.19
    White2.88 (2.27)2.70 (2.12)1.43 (1.67)1.46 (1.64)
    Minority2.67 (2.37)2.76 (2.10)0.48 (0.71)1.00 (1.47)
Highest education.14.05.571.00
    ≤12th grade2.58 (2.46)2.36 (2.14)1.14 (1.37)1.37 (1.62)
    >12th grade3.12 (2.08)3.02 (2.06)1.29 (1.61)1.37 (1.60)
Income.14.19.87.50
    <$20,0002.71 (2.25)2.62 (2.03)1.24 (1.53)1.42 (1.74)
    ≥$20,0003.40 (2.18)3.20 (2.48)1.29 (1.71)1.24 (1.22)
  • All values provided as mean (SD).

  • * Pvalues are based on t tests or analyses of variance testing for within group (survivors or controls) differences on number of problems reported in each clinical and demographic category. Because diagnoses and Intensity of Treatment Rating included 3 categories, post hoc analyses using the least squares differences test was used to identify which of the 3 categories significantly differed from one another.

  • Post hoc analyses comparing problem reported by diagnosis found that those with solid tumors reported significantly more Constitutional/Other problems than those with leukemia.

  • Post hoc analyses comparing the 3 categories of treatment intensity revealed that all categories differed significantly from one another on reporting of Constitutional/Other and Organic/Major problems.