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Table 2 Demographic and treatment characteristics of the sample

From: Efficacy of a referral center for patient-centered care in multiple myeloma: a cohort study

Variable CRMM Other p
(n = 19) n (%) (n = 13) n (%)
Sex    0.471*
 Female 10 (52.6 %) 9 (69.2 %)  
 Male 9 (47.4 %) 4 (30.8 %)  
Age at diagnosis, mean (standard deviation) 55.3 (11.1) 61.3 (11.2) 0.145**
Place of residence    0.720*
 Porto Alegre 7 (36.8 %) 6 (46.2 %)  
 Other municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul 12 (63.2 %) 7 (53.8 %)  
Thalidomide collection site    
 HCPA 19 (100 %)   
 Municipal pharmacy   9 (69.2 %)  
 SHD pharmacy   4 (30.8 %)  
Treatment duration in months, median (IQR) 20 (12–36) 24 (12–36) 0.248***
Educational attainment    0.351*
 Primary education 9 (52.9 %) 3 (25.0 %)  
 Secondary education 5 (29.4 %) 6 (50.0 %)  
 Higher education 3 (17.6 %) 3 (25.0 %)  
  1. CRMM-HCPA Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Referral Center for Multiple Myeloma, IQR interquartile range, SHD State Health Department
  2. *Pearson’s Chi-square test
  3. **Student’s t test
  4. ***Mann-Whitney’s U test