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Table 2 Characteristics of the patients, tumors and treatment

From: Prevalence of hepatitis B and C and sensibility of a selective screening questionnaire in patients receiving chemotherapy for solid tumors

Characteristics Total (n = 388) [n (%)]
Sex  
  Male 261 (67.3)
  Female 127 (32.7)
Age (years)  
  Median (range) 64 [24–89]
Tumor localization  
  Gastrointestinal 247 (63.7)
  Colon rectum 124 (50.2)
  Pancreas 43 (17.4)
  Stomach/ cardia 34 (13.8)
  Oesophagus 25 (10.1)
  Biliary 15 (6.1)
  Anus 4 (1.6)
  Midgut 1 (0.4)
  Liver 1 (0.4)
  Lung 121 (31.2)
  Skin 18 (4.6)
  Other (Adrenocortical carcinoma) 1 (0.3)
  Unknown 1 (0.3)
Treatment regimens  
  Cytotoxic chemotherapy alone 288 (74.2)
  Mono-chemotherapy 84 (29.2)
  Bi-chemotherapy 193 (67.0)
  Tri-chemotherapy 11 (3.8)
  Cytotoxic chemotherapy + biotherapy 89 (22.9)
  Mono-chemotherapy 11 (12.4)
  Bi-chemotherapy 74 (83.1)
  Tri-chemotherapy 4 (4.5)
  Biotherapy alone 11 (2.8)
Therapeutic strategy  
  Palliative 310 (79.9)
  Curative 78 (20.1)