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Table 1 Characteristics of Cancer Patients by FN Status and AOM

From: Comparing cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis and outcomes of First Nations and all other Manitobans: a retrospective analysis

CharacteristicFirst Nations
n = 1524 (4%)
AOM
n = 36,552 (96%)
p value
Age (years) mean ± SD59.4 ± 14.467.4 ± 14.1< 0.0001
Female Sex845 (55.4%)18,386 (50.3%)< 0.0001
Regional Health Authority  < 0.0001
 Interlake-Eastern338 (22.2%)3838 (10.5%) 
 Northern535 (35.1%)724 (2.0%) 
 Southern Health88 (5.8%)4213 (11.5%) 
 Prairie Mountain Health168 (11.0%)5873 (16.1%) 
 Winnipeg382 (25.1%)21,728 (59.4%) 
 Public Trustee13 (0.9%)176 (0.5%) 
Average household income quintiles< 0.0001
 Rural 1 (lowest rural)587 (38.5%)1876 (5.1%) 
 Rural 2252 (16.5%)2957 (8.1%) 
 Rural 386 (5.6%)3009 (8.2%) 
 Rural 4126 (8.3%)2755 (7.5%) 
 Rural 5 (highest urban)61 (4.0%)2364 (6.5%) 
 Urban 1 (lowest urban)219 (14.4%)4963 (13.6%) 
 Urban 279 (5.2%)4896 (13.4%) 
 Urban 342 (2.8%)4815 (13.2%) 
 Urban 436 (2.4%)4310 (11.8%) 
 Urban 5 (highest urban)15 (1.0%)4103 (11.2%) 
Charlson Comorbidity Index Score, mean ± SD1.4 ± 1.31.0 ± 1.1< 0.0001
 Myocardial infarction46 (3%)704 (1.9%) 
 Congestive heart failure106 (7.0%)2200 (6.0%) 
 Peripheral vascular disease53 (3.5%)1175 (3.2%) 
 Cerebrovascular disease62 (4.1%)1469 (4.0%) 
 Dementia21 (1.4%)1146 (3.1%) 
 Chronic pulmonary disease263 (17.3%)5544 (15.2%) 
 Connective tissue disease56 (3.7%)726 (2.0%) 
 Peptic ulcer disease73 (4.8%)602 (1.6%) 
 Mild liver disease66 (4.3%)678 (1.9%) 
 Diabetes without complications514 (33.7%)5286 (14.5%) 
 Diabetes with complications105 (6.9%)656 (1.8%) 
 Paraplegia and hemiplegia14 (0.9%)214 (0.6%) 
 Renal disease83 (5.4%)962 (2.6%) 
 Cancer519 (34.1%)13,515 (37.0%) 
 Moderate or severe liver disease14 (0.9%)153 (0.4%) 
 Metastatic carcinoma71 (4.7%)1059 (2.9%) 
 HIV/AIDS8 (0.5%)20 (0.1%)