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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics between dialysis patients with cancer (DC group) and without cancers (D group) during 2006–2011

From: Comparison of medical outcomes and health care costs at the end of life between dialysis patients with and without cancer: a national population-based study

Variables Total D group,
n (%)
DC group,
n (%)
p value
Total 1177 1028 (87.3%) 149 (12.7%)  
Gender     0.727
 Female 585 (49.7%) 513 (49.9%) 72 (48.3%)  
 Male 592 (50.3%) 515 (50.1%) 77 (51.7%)  
Age, years 69.7 ± 11.9 69.7 ± 12.1 69.9 ± 10.4 0.791
Survival (years, median) 2.63 2.63 2.52 0.300
CCI 4.7 ± 4.2 4.6 ± 4.0 5.4 ± 5.3 0.270
Diabetes 696 (59.1%) 636 (61.9%) 60 (40.3%) < 0.001
Hypertension 908 (77.1%) 803 (78.1%) 105 (70.5%) 0.047
Stroke 339 (28.8%) 313 (30.4%) 26 (17.4%) 0.001
Socioeconomic status
 HSS 45 (3.8%) 36 (3.5%) 9 (6.0%) 0.165
 MSS 378 (32.1%) 323 (31.4%) 55 (36.9%) 0.189
 LSS 754 (64.1%) 669 (65.1%) 85 (57.0%) 0.067
Urbanization
 Urban 641 (54.5%) 562 (54.7%) 79 (53.0%) 0.725
 Suburban 380 (32.3%) 329 (32.0%) 51 (34.2%) 0.575
 Rural 156 (13.3%) 137 (13.3%) 19 (12.8%) 1
Teaching hospital in the last month of life 595 (54.2%) 521 (54.4%) 74 (52.5%) 0.717
  1. Abbreviations: CCI Charlson co-morbidity index, HSS high socioeconomic status, MSS moderate socioeconomic status, LSS low socioeconomic status