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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics and discharge destinations of children and youth with brain tumours in acute care by type of brain tumour diagnosis, Ontario, Canada, 2004/05 - 2009/10

From: A population based perspective on children and youth with brain tumours

Characteristics Overall Malignant Brain Tumour Benign Brain Tumour Unspecified Brain Tumour
N Col% N Col% N Col% N Col%
Overall 745 100 490 65.8 87 11.7 168 22.6
Age Groups
 0–4 174 23.4 109 22.2 18 20.7 47 28.0
 5–9 182 24.4 140 28.6 6 6.9 36 21.4
 10–14 190 25.5 129 26.3 18 20.7 43 25.6
 15–19 199 26.7 112 22.9 45 51.7 42 25.0
Sex
 Males 410 55.0 267 54.5 43 49.4 100 59.5
 Females 335 45.0 223 45.5 44 50.6 68 40.5
Length of Stay (Days)
 Average LOS (Mean, SD) 14.0 22.4 16.7 25.3 10.0 13.4 8.0 14.3
 1–2 108 14.5 48 9.8 14 16.1 46 27.4
 3–5 195 26.2 103 21.0 29 33.3 63 37.5
 6–11 217 29.1 153 31.2 25 28.7 39 23.2
 12+ 225 30.2 186 38.0 19 21.8 20 11.9
Special Care Days
 Average Number of Special Care Days (Mean, SD) 4.7 12.8 4.2 11.6 3.3 5.0 9.1 21.6
 None 377 50.6 218 44.5 38 43.7 121 72.0
 1–2 247 33.2 182 37.1 32 36.8 33 19.6
 3–5 69 9.3 52 10.6 9 10.3 8 4.8
 6+ 52 7.0 38 7.8 8 9.2 6 3.6
Discharge Disposition
Home 619 83.1 418 85.3 81 92.1 120 71.4
Non-Home Setting 102 13.4 NR . 6 6.9 NR .
 Death 24 3.2 NR . 0 0 <5 .
  1. NR not reportable due to small cell sizes