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Table 2 Number and percentages of Cancer Patient Pathways (CPP) used among patients for whom the GP was involved in the diagnosis, shown by cancer site and total (N = 1,426)

From: Cancer suspicion in general practice, urgent referral and time to diagnosis: a population-based GP survey and registry study

  Colorectal Lung Malignant melanoma Breast Prostate Other Total
  n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Total 222(36.3) 193(40.7) 82(36.1) 324(62.5) 220(39.6) 385(26.8) 1,426(37.3)
Gender        
Male 130(40.0) 110(41.4) 38(38.0) 0(0) 220(39.6) 230(29.1) 728(35.7)
Female 92(32.1) 83(39.9) 44(34.6) 324(62.5) 0(0) 155(24.0) 698(39.1)
Age groups(years):        
18-44 6(37.5) 1(33.3) 22(34.9) 37(53.6) 0(0) 39(26.7) 105(35.4)
45-54 12(26.1) 13(31.0) 15(31.3) 67(56.3) 10(50.0) 53(28.8) 170(37.0)
55-64 50(43.5) 58(42.6) 20(46.5) 62(62.0) 58(42.6) 87(26.8) 335(39.2)
65-74 82(37.4) 74(44.3) 14(38.9) 55(60.4) 104(43.7) 102(25.5) 431(37.4)
> = 75 72(33.3) 47(37.3) 11(29.7) 103(74.1) 48(29.6) 104(27.3) 385(36.3)
GP’s symptom Interpretation        
Alarm 163(54.7) 74(50.0) 51(42.1) 305(72.8) 121(45.8) 243(41.0) 957(52.0)
Serious 17(13.4) 52(32.1) 0(0) 5(18.5) 20(33.9) 55(15.2) 149(20.0)
Vague 42(22.5) 67(40.9) 31(32.0) 14(19.4) 79(33.9) 87(18.0) 320(25.9)
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