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Table 1 Primary cancer characteristics and pre-existing disease of patients at baseline

From: Cardiotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil and capecitabine in Chinese patients: a prospective study

Variable Patients [cases (%)]
Total 527
Male 348 (66.0)
Primary cancer
 Colorectal 378 (71.7)
 Gastric 123 (23.3)
 Head and neck 15 (2.9)
 Esophageal 6 (1.1)
 Breast 4 (0.8)
 Nasopharyngeal 1 (0.2)
Cancer stage
 I 2 (0.4)
 II 105 (20.0)
 III 249 (47.2)
 IV 153 (29.0)
 Not available 18 (3.4)
Pre-existing disease
 Hypertension 106 (20.1)
 Diabetes 29 (5.5)
 Cardiac disease 13 (2.5)
 Hyperlipidemia 4 (0.8)
Surgical history 415 (78.7)
 Radical 338 (64.1)
 Palliative 57 (10.8)
 Unknown 20 (3.8)
Treatment history 176 (33.4)
 Chemotherapy 118 (22.4)
 Radiotherapy 32 (6.1)
 Chemotherapy and radiotherapy 26 (4.9)