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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Basic characteristics of the study population (n=46)

Characteristics Number of patients % of patients Mean SD
Sex
Men 30 65.2
Women 16 34.8
Age(at time of death) (years) 75.7 6.7
Length of stay in hospice center (days) 25.7 23.9
Primary cancer
Lung cancer 16 34.8
Liver cancer 4 8.7
Colorectal cancer 2 4.3
Stomach cancer 4 8.7
Pancreatic cancer 4 8.7
Gallbladder and billary tract cancer 1 2.2
Breast cancer 1 2.2
Prostate cancer 0 0.0
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 0 0.0
Leukemia 0 0.0
Other cancer 14 30.4
Chronic comorbidity
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 19 41.3
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 22 47.8
Mental and behavioural disorders 23 50.0
Diseases of the nervous system 1 2.2
Diseases of the circulatory system 36 78.3
Diseases of the respiratory system 24 52.2
Diseases of the digestive system 13 28.3
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7 15.2
Diseases of the genitourinary system 17 37.0
Others 36 78.3

SD, standard deviation.

Korean J Clin Geri 2023;24:115-121 https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2023.24.3.115
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