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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of clinical information

From: Delivery of health care at the end of life in cancer patients of four swiss cantons: a retrospective database study (SAKK 89/09)

During last month before death Hospitalized n/% (95% CI) Cancer drug therapy n/% (95% CI) Radiotherapy n/% (95% CI) Cancer drug and/or radiotherapy n/% (95% CI)
  ALL (n = 3809) Died in Hospital (n = 2327, 61.1%) 2608/68.5 (67.0 – 69.9) 552/14.5 (13.4 – 15.6) 293/7.7 (6.7 – 8.4) 773/20.3 (19.0 – 21.6)
Gender Male (n = 2006) 1463/72.9 (71.0 – 74.9) 310/15.4 (13.8 – 17.0) 175/8.7 (7.5 – 10.0) 440/21.9 (20.1 – 23.7)
Female (n = 1803) 1145/63.5 (61.3 – 65.7) 244/13.5 (12.0 – 15.1) 114/6.3 (5.1 – 7.4) 334/18.5 (16.7 – 20.3)
Cancer diagnosis Colon (n = 301) 194/64.5 (59.0 – 69.9) 43/14.3 (10.3 – 18.2) 19/6.3 (3.6 – 9.1) 56/18.6 (14.2 – 23.0)
Hematologic (n = 255) 187/73.3 (67.9 – 78.8) 48/18.8 (14.0 – 23.6) 16/6.3 (3.3 – 9.3) 56/22.0 (16.9 – 27.0)
Lung (n = 557) 424/76.1 (72.6 – 79.7) 113/20.3 (16.9 – 23.6) 75/13.5 (10.6 – 16.3) 173/31.1 (27.2 – 34.9)
Breast (n = 378) 220/58.2 (53.2 – 63.2) 68/18.0 (14.1 – 21.9) 24/6.3 (3.9 – 8.8) 86/22.8 (18.5 – 27.0)
Prostate (n = 395) 225/64.6 (59.8 – 69.3) 33/8.4 (5.6 – 11.1) 32/8.1 (5.4 – 10.8) 61/15.4 (11.9 – 19.0)
Other (n = 1923) 1328/69.1 (67.0 – 71.1) 249/12.9 (11.4 – 14.4) 123/6.3 (5.3 – 7.4) 340/17.7 (16.0 – 19.4)
Hospital supplementary insurance status No HSI (n = 1224) 771/63.0 (60.3 – 65.7) 135/11.0 (9.3 – 12.8) 147/6.5 (5.1 – 7.8) 200/16.3 (14.2 – 18.3)
ECO (n = 1520) 1053/69.3 (67.0 – 71.6) 201/13.2 (11.5 – 14.9) 116/7.6 (6.3 – 9.0) 293/19.3 (17.4 – 21.3)
SP + P (n = 1065) 782/73.6 (71.0 – 76.3) 218/20.5 (18.0 – 22.9) 93/8.7 (7.0 – 10.4) 280/26.3 (23.6 – 28.9)
Canton of residence BS/BL (n = 378) 280/74.1 (69.7 – 78.5) 50/13.2 (9.8 – 16.6) 32/8.5 (5.7 – 11.3) 76/20.1 (16.1 – 24.1)
TI (n = 926) 654/70.6 (67.7 – 73.6) 169/18.3 (15.8 – 20.7) 53/5.7 (4.2 – 7.2) 208/22.5 (19.8 – 25.2)
VS (n = 363) 212/58.4 (53.3 – 63.5) 31/8.5 (5.7 – 11.4) 21/5.8 (3.4 – 8.2) 48/13.2 (9.7 – 16.7)
ZH (n = 2142) 1462/68.3 (66.3 – 70.2) 304/14.1 (12.7 – 15.6) 183/8.5 (7.3 – 9.7) 441/20.6 (18.9 – 22.3)
Borough type City + Agglomeration (n = 3501) 2419/69.1 (67.6 – 70.6) 515/14.7 (13.4 – 16.0) 226/7.6 (6.6 – 8.4) 718/20.5 (19.1 – 21.8)
Ruraly (n = 308) 189/61.4 (55.9 – 66.8) 37/12.0 (8.4 – 15.6) 23/7.5 (4.5 – 10.4) 57/18.5 (14.2 – 22.8)
Patient hospitalization/chart information No information* (n = 1337)   79/5.9 (4.6 – 7.2) 45/3.4 (2.4 – 4.3) 116/8.7 (7.2 – 10.2)
Cancer related hosp. (n = 2068)   467/22.6 (20.8 – 24.4) 234/11.3 (9.9 – 12.7) 643/31.1 (29.1 – 33.1)
Not cancer related hosp. (n = 404)   6/1.5 (0.3 – 2.7) 9/2.2 (0.8 – 3.7) 14/3.5 (1.7 – 5.2)
  1. Legend: *Not hospitalized in last month before death or patient dossier not reviewed. Hospital supplementary insurance status: no HSI = no hospital supplementary insurance, ECO = basic hospital supplementary insurance, SP + P = semi private and private hospital supplementary insurance (2 or single bed room).