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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and quality of follow up in the two groups 1980–2005

From: Cancer survival among children of Turkish descent in Germany 1980–2005: a registry-based analysis

  Turkish descent N (%) Not Turkish N (%)
Number of cases 1774 35,485
   male sex 1042 (58.7) 19,822 (55.9)
Age at diagnosis   
   <1 year 167 (9.4) 3555 (10.0)
   1–<5 years 682 (38.4) 12,914 (36.4)
   5–<10 years 503 (28.4) 9516 (26.8)
   10–<15 years 422 (23.8) 9500 (26.8)
Year of diagnosis   
   1980–87 369 (20.8) 7576 (21.4)
   1988–95 477 (26.9) 11,366 (32.0)
   1996–2005 928 (52.3) 16,543 (46.6)
Median length of follow-up of patients still alive (range) in years 7.1 (0–28) 8.4 (0–28)
Deaths by 31.12.2006 456 (25.7) 8737 (24.6)
Follow-up by period of diagnosis   
1980–1995   
   Alive, at least 10 years f/u 507 (92.0) 12,613 (96.7)
   Alive, lost to f/u 93 (16.9) 910 (7.0)
1980–2000   
   Alive, at least 5 years f/u 879 (95.8) 19,549 (98.5)
   Alive, lost to f/u 116 (12.6) 1104 (5.6)
1996–2000   
   Alive, at least 5 years f/u 357 (97.3) 6725 (98.8)
   Alive, lost to f/u 23 (6.3) 194 (2.9)
  1. N = number, f/u = follow-up