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Table 6 Time loss due to colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment

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

Characteristic Time loss (person-days)a Statisticsb P b
Overall Patients Caregivers
Total 95.9 54.0 41.9
Hospital type
 General 40.0 38.7 78.6 −4.10 <0.001
 Specialized 59.9 43.3 103.2   
Age at diagnosis (years)
 <45 103.5 61.7 41.7 0.76 0.516
 45–54 98.3 55.6 42.7   
 55–64 95.4 53.6 41.8   
 ≥65 90.7 49.0 41.6   
Sex
 Men 98.8 55.7 43.1 1.31 0.191
 Women 92.2 51.8 40.3   
Education
 Primary school or below 95.4 53.7 41.7 1.84 0.138
 Junior high school 94.9 54.3 40.6   
 Senior high school 95.2 52.0 43.2   
 Undergraduate or higher 102.6 58.7 43.9   
Occupation
 Farmer 101.1 58.1 43.0 4.80 <0.001
 Enterprise or company employee/worker 98.8 53.7 45.1   
 Self-employee or unemployee ununemployee 78.8 45.8 33.0   
 Retiree 93.5 52.7 40.8   
 Public sector employee 98.6 53.8 44.8   
 Others 96.5 52.9 43.6   
Healthcare insurance type
 Urban employee basic medical insurance 99.7 54.6 45.0 3.64 0.003
 Urban resident basic medical insurance 82.2 43.3 38.9   
 New rural cooperative medical scheme 99.3 58.8 40.4   
 Commercial insurance 87.0 60.4 26.5   
 Self-paid 85.0 46.2 38.8   
 Other 127.0 65.0 62.0   
Previous-year household income (CNY)
 <20,000 98.1 56.1 42.0 1.48 0.219
 20,000–39,999 99.3 57.3 42.0   
 40,000–69,999 96.7 54.5 42.2   
 ≥70,000 92.1 50.3 41.8   
Clinical stage
 I 76.1 40.1 36.0 16.05 <0.001
 II 77.4 42.8 34.6   
 III 98.0 55.6 42.4   
 IV 126.8 73.7 53.1   
Pathologic type
 Adenocarcinoma 97.0 55.0 42.0 2.25 0.026
 Others 82.4 46.6 35.8   
Therapeutic regimen
 Surgery 70.6 39.9 30.7 18.28 <0.001
 Chemotherapy 115.7 66.1 49.6   
 Surgery and postoperative chemotherapy 98.2 55.8 42.5   
 Symptomatic treatment 93.3 49.2 44.1   
 Concurrent chemoradiotherapy 196.2 103.0 93.2   
 Radiotherapy 188.0 105.1 82.9   
 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery 91.8 53.7 38.1   
  1. CNY Chinese Yuan
  2. aThe data of 89 patients were missing
  3. bTwo-sample Student’s t test after logarithm transition was used for binary classification variables, including hospital type, sex, and pathologic type; analysis of variance test after logarithm transition was used for other multiple categorical variables, including age at diagnosis, education, occupation, insurance type, household income, and therapeutic regimen