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Table 1 Characteristics of the included patients with cancer stratified by sex (and total)

From: Assessing how routes to diagnosis vary by the age of patients with cancer: a nationwide register-based cohort study in Denmark

  Women Men Total
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 69,888 (48.7) 73,501 (51.3) 143,389 (100.0)
Age (mean, sd) 66.1 (14.1) 68.1 (11.9) 67.2 (13.1)
Age groups
 18–39 3148 (4.5) 2005 (2.7) 5153 (3.6)
 40–49 5763 (8.2) 2845 (3.9) 8608 (6.0)
 50–59 11,315 (16.2) 9398 (12.8) 20,713 (14.4)
 60–69 18,682 (26.7) 22,884 (31.1) 41,566 (29.0)
 70–79 18,995 (27.2) 25,042 (34.1) 44,037 (30.7)
 80–89 10,229 (14.6) 10,172 (13.8) 20,401 (14.2)
  ≥ 90 1756 (2.5) 1155 (1.6) 2911 (2.0)
Routes to Diagnosis
 Death certificate only 318 (0.5) 312 (0.4) 630 (0.4)
 Screening 7597 (10.9) 2335 (3.2) 9932 (6.9)
 CPP primary sector referral 30,032 (43.0) 36,227 (49.3) 66,259 (46.2)
 CPP secondary sector referral 15,192 (21.7) 13,651 (18.6) 28,843 (20.1)
 Unplanned admission 10,491 (15.0) 12,336 (16.8) 22,827 (15.9)
 Planned admission 681 (1.0) 814 (1.1) 1495 (1.0)
 Outpatient visit 3560 (5.1) 5429 (7.4) 8989 (6.3)
 Unknown route 2017 (2.9) 2397 (3.3) 4414 (3.1)
Year of diagnosis
 2014 17,314 (24.8) 18,268 (24.9) 35,582 (24.8)
 2015 17,503 (25.0) 18,319 (24.9) 35,822 (25.0)
 2016 17,467 (25.0) 18,390 (25.0) 35,857 (25.0)
 2017 17,604 (25.2) 18,524 (25.2) 36,128 (25.2)
Region
 Northern Denmark 7397 (10.6) 8156 (11.1) 15,553 (10.8)
 Central Denmark 14,667 (21.0) 16,489 (22.4) 31,156 (21.7)
 Southern Denmark 15,911 (22.8) 17,026 (23.2) 32,937 (23.0)
 Capital 20,441 (29.2) 19,405 (26.4) 39,846 (27.8)
 Zealand 11,472 (16.4) 12,425 (16.9) 23,897 (16.7)
Comorbidity (CCI)
 None 39,502 (56.5) 35,706 (48.6) 75,208 (52.5)
 Moderate (CCI = 1–2) 20,880 (29.9) 23,699 (32.2) 44,579 (31.1)
 High (CCI > 2) 9506 (13.6) 14,096 (19.2) 23,602 (16.5)
Diagnosis group
 Head & neck 1191 (1.7) 2708 (3.7) 3899 (2.7)
 Oesophagus 590 (0.8) 1559 (2.1) 2149 (1.5)
 Stomach 855 (1.2) 1662 (2.3) 2517 (1.8)
 Colon 7086 (10.1) 7451 (10.1) 14,537 (10.1)
 Rectum 2595 (3.7) 4100 (5.6) 6695 (4.7)
 Liver 515 (0.7) 1262 (1.7) 1777 (1.2)
 Pancreas 1895 (2.7) 2052 (2.8) 3947 (2.8)
 Lung 9371 (13.4) 9513 (12.9) 18,884 (13.2)
 Melanoma 5167 (7.4) 4570 (6.2) 9737 (6.8)
 Breast 19,128 (27.4) 0 () 19,128 (13.3)
 Uterus 3281 (4.7) 0 () 3281 (2.3)
 Ovary 2128 (3.0) 0 () 2128 (1.5)
 Female genitals 2018 (2.9) 0 () 2018 (1.4)
 Prostate 0 () 18,134 (24.7) 18,134 (12.6)
 Male Genitals 0 () 1457 (2.0) 1457 (1.0)
 Kidney 1470 (2.1) 2705 (3.7) 4175 (2.9)
 Bladder 974 (1.4) 2720 (3.7) 3694 (2.6)
 Eye, Brain, CNS 1037 (1.5) 1360 (1.9) 2397 (1.7)
 Endocrine glands 1114 (1.6) 468 (0.6) 1582 (1.1)
 Lymphoma 2328 (3.3) 2933 (4.0) 5261 (3.7)
 Multiple myeloma 840 (1.2) 1092 (1.5) 1932 (1.3)
 Leukaemia 1499 (2.1) 2268 (3.1) 3767 (2.6)
 Other 4806 (6.9) 5487 (7.5) 10,293 (7.2)
Educational level
 Low 26,210 (37.5) 22,100 (30.1) 48,310 (33.7)
 Medium 25,134 (36.0) 33,321 (45.3) 58,455 (40.8)
 High 16,865 (24.1) 16,328 (22.2) 33,193 (23.1)
 Missing/unknown 1679 (2.4) 1752 (2.4) 3431 (2.4)
Disposable income (quartiles)
 1st 19,019 (27.2) 16,123 (21.9) 35,142 (24.5)
 2nd 18,936 (27.1) 18,361 (25.0) 37,297 (26.0)
 3rd 17,551 (25.1) 17,499 (23.8) 35,050 (24.4)
 4th 14,382 (20.6) 21,518 (29.3) 35,900 (25.0)
Marital status
 Single 31,222 (44.7) 21,966 (29.9) 53,188 (37.1)
 Married/co-habiting 38,666 (55.3) 51,535 (70.1) 90,201 (62.9)
Immigration status
 Not immigrant/descendent 66,079 (94.5) 70,002 (95.2) 136,081 (94.9)
 Immigrant/descendent 3809 (5.5) 3499 (4.8) 7308 (5.1)
  1. Note: percentages may not total up to 100% due to rounding