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Table 1 The distribution and association of selected risk factors with diagnostic to curative surgery waiting times, prostate cancer, 1996-2009

From: Time from diagnosis to surgery and prostate cancer survival: a retrospective cohort study

Variable N % Waiting times (days) Univariable analysis Multivariable analysis1
Median Interquartile range Coefficient2 95% confidence interval Coefficient2 95% confidence interval
Age group         
 15 - 54 1990 11.68 89 (65–119) 0.00   0.00  
 55 - 64 8839 51.86 94 (70–125) 4.60 2.90 to 6.30 4.94 3.21 to 6.68
 65 and above 6214 36.46 97 (70–126) 5.67 4.14 to 7.21 6.24 4.69 to 7.78
Region of residence         
 London 1971 11.56 93 (66–124) 0.00   0.00  
 North East 940 5.52 104 (80–133) 10.73 3.30 to 18.16 11.43 4.61 to 18.25
 North West 1245 7.31 85 (62–114) −6.63 −10.29 to −2.97 −6.08 −9.23 to −2.93
 Yorkshire and the Humber 1914 11.23 102 (77–131) 9.07 5.38 to 12.76 9.44 6.24 to 12.63
 East Midlands 1200 7.04 88 (67–115.5) −2.79 −6.49 to 0.90 −2.78 −6.20 to 0.64
 West Midlands 2012 11.81 104 (74–132) 8.88 5.17 to 12.60 9.22 6.06 to 12.38
 East of England 2002 11.75 96 (73–126) 4.35 −0.75 to 9.45 6.21 2.97 to 9.45
 South East 3413 20.03 91 (68–124) 0.65 −3.18 to 4.48 0.80 −2.62 to 4.23
 South West 2346 13.77 91 (68–119) −2.49 −6.19 to 1.21 −2.86 −6.19 to 0.47
Ethnicity, major groups 3         
 White 6671 68.50 90 (67–118) 0.00   0.00  
 Non-White 446 4.58 94 (69–125) 3.73 −1.62 to 9.08 3.45 −1.61 to 8.51
 Unknown 2621 26.92 89 (66–117) −0.89 −3.07 to 1.30 −0.11 −2.17 to 1.94
Tumour differentiation         
 Well differentiated 837 4.91 98 (73–130) 0.00   0.00  
 Moderately differentiated 4857 28.50 98 (74–128) −2.95 −7.02 to 1.12 −4.98 −8.53 to −1.43
 Poor- & undifferentiated 1397 8.20 91 (69–117) −7.81 −12.28 to −3.35 −9.71 −14.25 to −5.17
 Unknown 9952 58.39 92 (68–124)     
Deprivation quintile         
 1 - least deprived 4499 26.40 93 (69–125) 0.00   0.00  
 2 4235 24.85 94 (69–124) −0.37 −1.54 to 0.79 −0.26 −1.52 to 1.00
 3 3477 20.40 95 (70–125) 0.33 −1.68 to 2.35 0.54 −1.34 to 2.42
 4 2581 15.14 95 (70–125) 1.15 −0.83 to 3.13 1.09 −0.52 to 2.70
 5 - most deprived 1737 10.19 98 (72–130) 3.67 1.63 to 5.72 2.49 0.26 to 4.72
 Unknown 514 3.02 95 (65–132)     
Cancer plan implementation period         
 Prior to implementation (1996–2000) 1701 9.98 98 (69–131) 0.00   0.00  
 After implementation (2001–2009) 15342 90.02 94 (70–124) −1.86 −5.14 to 1.42 2.91 −0.36 to 6.18
  1. 1adjusted for all the other variables in the table.
  2. 2represents the additional days waiting for each category compared to the reference category.
  3. 3all codes prior to 2005 were recoded as unknown; represents only data from 2005–2009.