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Table 2 Characteristics of patients diagnosed with oesophago-gastric cancers in England between 1998 and 2007

From: Incidence and survival of oesophageal and gastric cancer in England between 1998 and 2007, a population-based study

  Upper and middle oesophagus Lower oesophagus Oesophagus not otherwise specified Cardia Non-cardia Stomach not otherwise specified Oesophageal and gastric cancer
  18,128 35,849 7,898 18,728 15,340 37,861 133,804
Male 8,228 (45.4) 26,495 (73.9) 4,323 (54.7) 14,107 (75.3) 9,531 (62.1) 22,677 (59.9) 85,361 (63.8)
Female 9,900 (54.6) 9,354 (26.1) 3,575 (45.3) 4,621 (24.7) 5,809 (37.9) 15,184 (40.1) 48,443 (36.2)
Death certificate only (DCO) 63 (0.3) 98 (0.3) 1,769 (22.4) 117 (0.6) 51 (0.3) 2,892 (7.6) 4,990 (3.7)
Median age 73   72   78   71   75   76   74  
< 50 706 (3.9) 1,682 (4.7) 180 (2.3) 1,043 (5.6) 595 (3.9) 1,568 (4.1) 5,774 (4.3)
50-54 937 (5.2) 1,986 (5.5) 227 (2.9) 1,025 (5.5) 384 (2.5) 961 (2.5) 5,520 (4.1)
55-59 1,513 (8.3) 3,149 (8.8) 396 (5.0) 1,626 (8.7) 699 (4.6) 1,671 (4.4) 9,054 (6.8)
60-64 1,864 (10.3) 3,980 (11.1) 552 (7.0) 2,124 (11.3) 1,196 (7.8) 2,646 (7.0) 12,362 (9.2)
65-69 2,320 (12.8) 4,775 (13.3) 707 (9.0) 2,680 (14.3) 2,010 (13.1) 4,326 (11.4) 16,818 (12.6)
70-74 2,851 (15.7) 5,687 (15.9) 1,030 (13.0) 3,162 (16.9) 2,735 (17.8) 6,013 (15.9) 21,478 (16.1)
75-79 3,018 (16.6) 6,170 (17.2) 1,444 (18.3) 3,185 (17.0) 3,056 (19.9) 7,293 (19.3) 24,166 (18.1)
80-84 2,496 (13.8) 4,735 (13.2) 1,364 (17.3) 2,218 (11.8) 2,497 (16.3) 6,585 (17.4) 19,895 (14.9)
85+ 2,423 (13.4) 3,685 (10.3) 1,998 (25.3) 1,665 (8.9) 2,168 (14.1) 6,798 (18.0) 18,737 (14.0)
Quintile of deprivation 2007
1 = (Affluent) 1,503 (16.1) 3,589 (18.8) 592 (16.6) 1,554 (17.5) 1,058 (15.0) 2,607 (15.3) 10,903 (16.8)
2 1,793 (19.2) 4,133 (21.6) 701 (19.7) 1,855 (20.9) 1,320 (18.7) 3,094 (18.1) 12,896 (19.8)
3 1,980 (21.2) 4,143 (21.7) 741 (20.8) 1,941 (21.8) 1,503 (21.3) 3,409 (20.0) 13,717 (21.1)
4 1,994 (21.4) 4,000 (20.9) 791 (22.2) 1,811 (20.4) 1,625 (23.0) 3,782 (22.2) 14,003 (21.5)
5 = (Deprived) 2,058 (22.1) 3,256 (17.0) 738 (20.7) 1,730 (19.5) 1,561 (22.1) 4,180 (24.5) 13,523 (20.8)
Year of diagnosis
1998 1,702 (9.4) 3,067 (8.6) 929 (11.8) 2,022 (10.8) 1,752 (11.4) 4,446 (11.7) 13,918 (10.4)
1999 1,754 (9.7) 3,191 (8.9) 905 (11.5) 2,020 (10.8) 1,546 (10.1) 4,301 (11.4) 13,717 (10.3)
2000 1,805 (10.0) 3,292 (9.2) 923 (11.7) 2,014 (10.8) 1,669 (10.9) 4,261 (11.3) 13,964 (10.4)
2001 1,751 (9.7) 3,574 (10.0) 810 (10.3) 1,854 (9.9) 1,679 (10.9) 3,959 (10.5) 13,627 (10.2)
2002 1,788 (9.9) 3,604 (10.1) 768 (9.7) 1,927 (10.3) 1,627 (10.6) 3,822 (10.1) 13,536 (10.1)
2003 1,861 (10.3) 3,678 (10.3) 745 (9.4) 1,827 (9.8) 1,565 (10.2) 3,538 (9.3) 13,214 (9.9)
2004 1,793 (9.9) 3,732 (10.4) 717 (9.1) 1,777 (9.5) 1,472 (9.6) 3,514 (9.3) 13,005 (9.7)
2005 1,920 (10.6) 3,813 (10.6) 730 (9.2) 1,820 (9.7) 1,375 (9.0) 3,390 (9.0) 13,048 (9.8)
2006 1,871 (10.3) 3,887 (10.8) 722 (9.1) 1,740 (9.3) 1,369 (8.9) 3,264 (8.6) 12,853 (9.6)
2007 1,883 (10.4) 4,011 (11.2) 649 (8.2) 1,727 (9.2) 1,286 (8.4) 3,366 (8.9) 12,922 (9.7)
  1. Based on patients diagnosed between 2003 and 2007.
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