Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the CanWalk intervention, by study group

Demographic or clinical characteristicsControl (N=21)Intervention (N=21)All
Men
 Mean age (SD)66.2 (10.2)65 (11.7)65.6 (10.8)
 Median age (range)68 (50–79)71 (40–80)69 (40–80)
 N10 (48)11 (52)21
Women
 Mean age (SD)58 (11.6)60 (12.2)59 (11.6)
 Median age (range)59 (35–79)59 (38–78)59 (35–79)
 N11 (52)10 (48)21
N (%)N (%)N (%)
Ethnic origin
 White17 (81)17 (81)34 (81)
 Black4 (19)1 (5)5 (12)
 Other ethnic groups02 (9)2 (4)
Marital status
 Married12 (57)16 (80)28 (68)
 Widowed0 (0)1 (5)1 (2)
 Divorced/separated4 (19)1 (5)5 (12)
 Single5 (24)2 (10)7 (17)
Employment status
 Employed (full or part-time)4 (20)6 (29)10 (24)
 Sick leave3 (15)2 (10)5 (12)
 Retired10 (50)10 (48)20 (49)
 Unemployed2 (10)3 (14)5 (12)
 Disabled and unable to work1 (5)0 (0)1 (2)
Highest educational attainment
 GCSE/O levels or equivalent4 (20)5 (25)9 (23)
 A levels or equivalent1 (5)5 (25)6 (15)
 Degree/higher degree12 (60)7 (35)19 (48)
 No formal qualifications3 (15)3 (15)6 (15)
Owner-occupier of housing18 (86)17 (81)35 (83)
Has any caring responsibilities3 (15)1 (5)4 (10)
Primary cancer
 Breast4 (19)3 (14)7 (17)
 Colorectal0 (0)5 (1)1 (2)
 Gynaecological4 (19)5 (24)9 (21)
 Haematological4 (19)5 (24)9 (21)
 Prostate8 (38)7 (33)15 (36)
 Upper GI1 (5)0 (0)1 (2)
Number of years since diagnosis
 Less than 1 year6 (29)4 (21)10 (25)
 1–2 years8 (38)6 (32)14 (35)
 3–4 year2 (10)2 (10)4 (10)
 5–9 year4 (20)4 (21)8 (20)
 10 years or more1 (5)3 (16)4 (10)
Previous treatments for cancer*
 Surgery8 (38)8 (42)16 (40)
 Radiotherapy8 (40)10 (53)18 (46)
 Chemotherapy14 (67)11 (55)25 (61)
 Other10 (59)10 (53)25 (61)
Ongoing cancer treatment†16 (76)17 (81)33 (79)
Any longstanding illness or disability‡9 (50)4 (20)13 (31)
Main hospital
 Site 1151530 (71)
 Site 26612 (29)
  • *Self-reported treatments, categories are not mutually exclusive.

  • †Self-reported whether receiving ongoing cancer treatment.

  • ‡Self-reported whether any longstanding illnesses or disabilities.