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Table 2 Characteristics of 2356 patients with colorectal cancer

From: Expenditure and financial burden for the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer in China: a hospital-based, multicenter, cross-sectional survey

Characteristic No. of patients (%)
Hospital type
 General 696 (29.5)
 Specialized 1660 (70.5)
Age at diagnosis (years)
 Mean ± SDa 57.4 ± 12.1
  <45 361 (15.3)
  45–54 542 (23.0)
  55–64 787 (33.4)
  ≥65 666 (28.3)
Sex
 Men 1345 (57.1)
 Women 1011 (42.9)
Education
 Primary school or below 727 (30.9)
 Junior high school 784 (33.3)
 Senior high school 592 (25.1)
 Undergraduate or over 253 (10.7)
Occupation
 Farmer 845 (35.9)
 Enterprise or company employee/worker 570 (24.2)
 Self-employee or unemployee 354 (15.0)
 Retiree 274 (11.6)
 Public sector employee 259 (11.0)
 Others 54 (2.3)
Previous-year household incomea,b (CNY)
 Mean ± SD 54,525 ± 45,822
 Median (P25–P75) 40,000 (20,000–70,000)
 <20,000 339 (14.9)
 20,000–39,999 632 (27.7)
 40,000–69,999 669 (29.4)
 ≥70,000 639 (28.0)
Income per patient in last 5 yearsa,c (CNY)
 Mean ± SD 30,355 ± 29,841
Number of family membersa,d [median (P25–P75)] 4 (2–5)
Healthcare insurance typee
 Urban employee basic medical insurance 916 (38.9)
 Urban resident basic medical insurance 446 (18.9)
 New rural cooperative medical scheme 897 (38.1)
 Commercial insurance 22 (0.9)
 Self-paid 49 (2.1)
 Others 24 (1.0)
Clinical stage
 I 328 (13.9)
 II 630 (26.7)
 III 815 (34.6)
 IV 559 (23.7)
 Not reported 24 (1.0)
Pathologic type
 Adenocarcinoma 2081 (88.3)
 Others 176 (7.5)
 Not reported 99 (4.2)
Therapeutic regimenf
 Surgery 886 (37.8)
 Chemotherapy 784 (33.4)
 Surgery and postoperative chemotherapy 333 (14.2)
 Symptomatic treatment 222 (9.5)
 Concurrent chemoradiotherapy 62 (2.6)
 Radiotherapy 42 (1.8)
 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery 16 (0.7)
Number of clinical visitsa [median (P5–P95)] 2 (1–5)
Number of admissionsa [median (P5–P95)] 1 (1–5)
Hospital staya,g (days)
 Mean ± SD 37 ± 38
 Median (P25–P75) 25 (17–42)
Quality of the questionnaire
 High quality 2230 (94.7)
 Low quality 126 (5.3)
  1. SD standard deviation, CNY Chinese Yuan, P 25 –P 75 percentile 25 to percentile 75, P 5 –P 95 percentile 5 to percentile 95
  2. aExcept for these values, other values are presented as number of patients followed by percentage in parentheses
  3. bThe data of 77 patients were missing
  4. cThe data of 44 patients were missing
  5. dThe data of 24 patients were missing
  6. eThe data of 2 patients were missing
  7. fThe data of 11 patients were missing
  8. gThe data of 4 patients were missing