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Journal of Cancer Epidemiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 206414, 7 pages
Clinical Study

Chronic Diseases among Older Cancer Survivors

1Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Bus 7001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
2Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Peter Debyeplein 1, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
3Research Department, NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), Otterstraat 118–124, P.O. Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
4Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Received 9 February 2012; Revised 30 April 2012; Accepted 21 May 2012

Academic Editor: Christine Campbell

Copyright © 2012 Laura Deckx et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Table 1 of the supplementary material describes the selection of severe or chronic diseases, as previously reported by Knottnerus et al. As this is a very comprehensive list of diseases, results were only reported in the manuscript for the most common diseases or if statistically significant.

Table 2 describes the prevalence of these diseases at time of cancer diagnosis or reference date and the corresponding odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals in older cancer patients compared to non-cancer patients. Table 3 describes similarly the incidence of these diseases after cancer diagnosis or reference date, including their corresponding hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals in older cancer compared to non-cancer patients.

  1. Supplementary Tables