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Table 3 Summary of the delays for each sociodemographic factor. The detected patient delay, professional delay and symptom interval are shown for each sociodemographic factor. Furthermore, the delays for the subgroups genesis and differentiation of the tumour are listed.

From: Treatment delay of bone tumours, compilation of a sociodemographic risk profile: A retrospective study

Patients Patient delay (weeks) Professional delay (weeks) Symptom interval (weeks)
Gender    
   female 8.7 15.1 23.8
   male 7 16.3 23.3
Profession    
   employees 8.1 17.6 25.7
   scholars 11.4 18.2 29.5
   non-employed persons 12.7 11.8 24.4
   pensioners 6.9 13.2 20.1
Place of residence    
   villages/small towns 9.1 17.3 26.4
   metropolis 6.3 12.9 19.2
Kind of habitation    
   apartment sharing 8 15.9 23.9
   single 7.7 14.7 22.4
Nationality    
   native 7.9 15.7 23.6
   foreign 8.8 14.6 23.4
Differentiation    
   benign 10.8 20.5 31.3
   semi malignant 10.1 19.2 29.3
   malignant 6.2 12.9 19.1
Genesis    
   primary bone tumour 10.5 19 29.5
   metastases without known primary tumour 8.6 14.6 23.2
   metastases with known primary tumour 2.7 10 12.7