International Journal of Family Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Does the Primary Care Experience Influence the Cancer Diagnostic Process?

Table 1

Patient characteristics by cancer site.

All patients Patients with breast cancer Patients with lung cancer Patients with colorectal cancer Difference between cancer sites
%%%% value

Age = 65 years or more11136.22321.54044.04844.0<0.001
College or university education17456.76863.64145.16559.60.024
Income adjusted for household size (top quartile)5923.02324.01217.12426.40.369
At least one cardiometabolic risk factor114848.44239.34651.16055.10.056
At least one chronic illness215350.05349.55864.44238.50.001
Presence of metastasis at initial diagnosis8427.965.74247.73633.3<0.001

Cardiometabolic risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.
2Chronic illnesses: cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal, digestive, mental health, or stroke-related problems.
Pearson’s Chi-Square test. For gender, we compared patients with lung cancer to patients with colorectal cancer (patients with breast cancer were excluded).