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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Head to head randomized trial of two decision aids for prostate cancer

  Biopsy survey Pre-encounter survey Post-encounter survey
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Simple decision aid Complex decision aid Simple decision aid Complex decision aid Simple decision aid Complex decision aid
N = 510 N = 512 N = 141 N = 144 N = 122 N = 122
Age
 M (SD) 63.41 (5.86) 63.14 (6.02) 63.35 (5.99) 63.13 (6.22) 64.01 (5.78) 63.02 (6.06)
Race and ethnicity
 Caucasian 385 (75.6) 397 (77.5) 99 (70.2) 105 (72.9) 91 (74.6) 89 (73.0)
 African American 115 (22.6) 106 (20.7) 39 (27.7) 36 (25.0) 29 (23.8) 29 (23.8)
 American Indian or Alaskan Native 15 (2.9) 14 (2.7) 5 (3.5) 3 (2.1) 3 (2.5) 2 (1.6)
 Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian` 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.8)
 Asian 1 (0.2) 6 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.6)
 Hispanic 11 (2.2) 11 (2.1) 2 (1.4) 3 (2.1) 2 (1.6) 3 (2.5)
 Middle Eastern 2 (0.4) 2 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.8)
Education
  < High school 27 (5.3) 23 (4.5) 3 (2.1) 3 (2.1) 3 (2.5) 1 (0.8)
 High school/GED 144 (28.4) 161 (31.5) 40 (28.4) 41 (28.5) 37 (30.3) 32 (26.2)
 Trade school 21 (4.1) 25 (4.9) 4 (2.8) 8 (5.6) 4 (3.3) 7 (5.7)
 Some college/Assoc 223 (44) 210 (41.1) 66 (46.9) 63 (43.8) 56 (45.9) 57 (46.7)
 College degree 92 (18.1) 92 (18) 28 (19.9) 29 (20.2) 22 (18) 25 (20.5)
Marital status
 Married/partner 280 (55.2) 285 (55.9) 72 (51.4) 83 (57.6) 60 (49.6) 70 (57.4)
 Divorced/separated 162 (32) 166 (32.6) 51 (36.5) 49 (34) 46 (38) 39 (31.9)
 Widowed 27 (5.3) 18 (3.5) 4 (2.9) 4 (2.8) 3 (2.5) 4 (3.3)
 Never married 38 (7.5) 41 (8.0) 13 (9.3) 8 (5.6) 12 (9.9) 9 (7.4)
Literacy
 Inadequate 140 (27.7) 139 (27.4) 34 (24.3) 41 (28.9) 30 (24.8) 32 (26.7)
 Adequate 366 (72.3) 368 (72.6) 106 (75.7) 101 (71.1) 91 (75.2) 88 (73.3)
Numeracy
 M (SD) 4.57 (1.03) 4.56 (1.01) 4.69 (0.96) 4.69 (0.85) 4.64 (0.97) 4.75 (0.83)
Gleason score
 Gleason 6 72 (14.1) 72 (14.1) 72 (51.1) 72 (50.0) 59 (50.9) 54 (47.0)
 Gleason 7 69 (13.5) 72 (14.1) 69 (48.9) 72 (50.0) 57 (49.1) 61 (53.0)
PSA
 M (SD) 5.98 (2.98) 6.12 (2.61) 5.98 (2.98) 6.12 (2.61) 6.25 (3.13) 6.07 (2.68)
  1. Demographics for biopsy interview are all patients recruited into the study (text only includes patients ultimately diagnosed with cancer). PSA and Gleason scores were only extracted from electronic medical records for patients diagnosed with localized cancer