Journal of Cancer Epidemiology / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Mortality among Cancer Patients within 90 Days of Therapy in a Tertiary Hospital, Tanzania: Is Our Pretherapy Screening Effective?

Table 3

Factors associated with mortality within 90 days of therapy.

VariableDead (12)Alive (90) value
Number (%) median [IQR]Number (%) median [IQR]

HIV status
 Unknown (21)3 (14.3)18 (85.7)
 Negative (62)9 (14.5)53 (85.5)
 Positive (19)0 (0)19 (100)0.211
Baseline body temperature (°C)36.2 [35.4-36.4]36.2 [35.7-36.7]0.4023
BMI23.8 [21.7-25]22.9 [20.2-25.9]0.453
Cancer type
 Others (90)8 (8.9)82 (91.1)
 Head and neck (12)4 (33.3)8 (66.67)0.014
Therapy type
 Cisplatin (50)7 (14.0)43 (86.0)0.492
 5-Fluorouracil (10)4 (40.0)6 (60.0)0.004
 Paclitaxel (22)1 (4.5)21 (95.5)0.235
 Carboplatin (9)2 (22.2)7 (77.8)0.308
 Dacarbazine (4)1 (25.0)3 (75)0.402
 Docetaxel (6)2 (33.3)4 (66.7)0.091
Karnofsky score (%)80 [70-85]90 [80-90]0.001
Baseline Hb (g/dL)10 [9.3-10.8]11.8 [10.5-12.7]0.001
Baseline white blood cell (×109/L)4.9 [4.4-5.7]5.2 [4-6.7]0.226
Baseline neutrophil (×109/L)3.1 [2.6-4.6]3 [2-4.1]0.653
Body temperature visit (°C)
 Visit 136.6 [36.1-37]36.4 [35.9-36.8]0.852
 Visit 236.7 [36-36.9]36.2 [35.8-36.8]0.677
 Visit 336.1 [36.1-36.3]36.3 [35.8-36.8]0.565
 Visit 436.3 [35.5-37.1]36.2 [35.7-36.6]0.758
 Visit 535.2 [35.2-35.2]36.4 [35.9-37]0.490

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