Table 1. Characteristics of study sample with regard to symptoms and GP contact
Study sampleNumber of symptomsNumber of symptoms with GP contact
n%n%Mean (SD)n%P-valuea
Study sample
Overall49 706100.0268 772100.05.4 (4.39)58 37021.7
Sex <0.001
Male23 24046.8110 65541.24.8 (3.94)24 52622.2
Female26 46653.2158 11758.86.0 (4.67)33 84421.4
Age, years <0.001
20–3912 25124.680 02629.86.5 (4.69)12 14515.2
40–5920 30540.9109 19640.65.4 (4.32)21 82220.0
60–7915 74831.771 63926.74.6 (4.01)21 55430.1
≥801 4022.87 9112.95.6 (4.43)2 84936.0
Symptom burden
(Total number of symptoms experienced)
<0.001
04 2238.5
1–210 52421.215 9515.92 58216.2
3–514 87829.958 57721.810 48617.9
6–1013 58927.3103 59638.521 26420.5
11–154 9309.961 77223, 015 12624.5
≥161 5623.128 87610.78 91230.9
Influence on daily activities <0.001
None at all43 98916.54 2879.75
Slight92 330434.713 11214.2
Moderate64 64224.315 18623.5
Quite a bit43 90516.515 11834.4
Extreme21 4528.110 66749.7
Symptom concern <0.001
None at all100 61537.99 4789.4
Slight80 50430.315 56219.3
Moderate44 53816.813 97431.3
Quite a bit26 42710.011 64044.1
Extreme13 2725.07 74358.3
  • aPercentages might not fully match with total numbers due to missing information. Missing information does not exceed 1%. Tested for difference between groups with χ2 test. SD = standard deviation.