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Table 2 Differences in socioeconomic parameters in the first year of cancer treatment

From: Unfavorable impact of cancer cachexia on activity of daily living and need for inpatient care in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in Japan: a prospective longitudinal observational study

Socioeconomic parameters for the first year Cachexia Non-Cachexia p-value
Cumulative no. of hospital stay (days per person) 80.7 ± 13.7 38.5 ± 8.7 <0.05
Cumulative no. of unplanned visits or emergency hospitalizations (times per person) 4.2 ± 1.0 1.7 ± 0.5 <0.05
Cumulative medical costs (×106 JP yen per person)
 Total 5.0 ± 0.4 3.3 ± 0.5 <0.05
 Outpatient care 1.5 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.3 NS
 Inpatient care 3.5 ± 0.6 2.1 ± 0.5 <0.05
Cumulative costs for resource utilization (×106 JP yen per person)
 Chemotherapy 2.0 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.3 NS
 Radiotherapy 0.5 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.1 NS
 Supportive care 1.2 ± 0.3 0.4 ± 0.1 <0.05