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Table 1 Comparison of demographic factors for patients who did and did not make an ED presentation (N = 2638)

From: Socio-demographic and disease related characteristics associated with unplanned emergency department visits by cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study

  ED presentation absent (n = 1456) ED presentation present (n = 1182) Total (N = 2638)
Age (mean SD) 60.83 (13.72) 62.46 (14.14) 61.56 (13.93)
Gender (n %)
 Male 797 54.74 626 52.96 1423 53.94
 Female 659 45.26 556 47.04 1215 46.06
ATSI (n %)
 No 1286 88.32 1116 94.42 2402 91.05
 Yes 5 0.34 4 0.34 9 0.34
Country of Birth (n %)
 Australia 868 59.62 631 53.38 1499 56.82
 Country other than Australia 527 36.20 548 46.36 1075 40.75
Preferred Language (n %)
 English 1249 85.78 989 83.67 2238 84.84
 Language other than English 126 8.65 174 14.72 300 11.37
SEIFA (VIC) (n %)
 0–40% 424 29.12 395 33.42 819 31.05
 40–80% 505 34.68 369 31.22 874 33.13
  > 80% 525 36.06 418 35.36 943 35.75
Marital status (n %)
 Married/de facto 904 62.09 782 66.16 1686 63.91
 Single/divorced/widowed 393 26.99 363 30.71 756 28.66
Interpreter (n %)
 No 1287 88.39 1053 89.09 2340 88.70
 Yes 92 6.32 112 9.48 204 7.73
 Missing 77 5.29 17 1.44 94 3.56
Tumour stream (n %)
 Head and neck 62 4.26 49 4.15 111 4.21
 UGI 83 5.70 134 11.34 217 8.23
 CRC 124 8.52 147 12.44 271 10.27
 Lung 108 7.42 209 17.68 317 12.02
 Other 57 3.91 29 2.45 86 3.26
 Skin 49 3.37 49 4.15 98 3.71
 Breast 214 14.70 175 14.81 389 14.75
 Genitourinary 148 10.16 97 8.21 245 9.29
 CNS 60 4.12 36 3.05 96 3.64
 Haematological 551 37.84 257 21.74 808 30.63
  1. ATSI Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status, SEIFA Socio-economic indexes for areas, UGI upper gastrointestinal, CRC colorectal cancer, CNS central nervous system