Table 1

Characteristics of the total sample

People with pancreatic cancerRelatives of people who had died of pancreatic cancer
Age at interview (years)
Occupation (or previous occupation if retired)
 Other non-manual102
 Skilled manual50
 Other, eg, housewife20
Ethnic group
 White British307
Year of diagnosis
Approximate time from first symptom recognition to diagnosis or start of treatment
 ≤1 month42
 2–6 months185
 7–12 months40
 >1 year61
Treatment offered
 Potentially curative surgery±adjuvant therapy212
 Palliation only21