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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in the NSW Colorectal Cancer Care Survey (n=2917) and the NSW Lung Cancer Patterns of Care Study (n=1580) who were linked to cancer registry and hospital records

From: Using administrative health data to describe colorectal and lung cancer care in New South Wales, Australia: a validation study

  Colorectal cancer survey Lung cancer survey
  n % n %
Age (years)
<50 201 7 68 4
50-59 455 16 247 16
60-69 764 26 422 27
70-79 964 33 610 39
80+ 533 18 233 15
Sex
Female 1254 43 539 34
Male 1663 57 1041 66
Cancer stage (TNM)
Localised 747 26 409 26
Non-localised 2106 72 1142 72
Unknown 64 2 29 2
Remoteness of residence a
Highly accessible 2389 82 1239 78
Accessible 423 15 293 19
Moderately accessible 44 2 36 2
Remote/very remote 19 1 12 1
Unknown 42 1 0 0
  1. a Based on Accessibility/Remoteness Index for Australia (ARIA), using distance from the place of residence to major service centres.
  2. TNM – classification using tumour stage, nodal involvement and distant metastases.