Table 1

Participant characteristics pre-disaster and postdisaster

VariablePredisaster (n=1404)Postdisaster (n=2116)P value
Age (n, %)
 –20]88 (6.3)228 (10.8)
 (20–40)254 (18.1)394 (18.6)<0.05
 (40–60)503 (35.8)690 (32.6)
 (60–80)482 (34.3)687 (32.5)
 (80–77 (5.5)117 (5.5)
Sex (n, %)0.47
 Male695 (49.5)1021 (48.3)
 Female709 (50.5)1095 (51.8)
Districts based on the severity of the damage (n, %)<0.01
 Kathmandu387 (27.6)485 (22.9)
 Most affected districts outside of Kathmandu378 (26.9)584 (27.6)
 Less affected districts639 (45.5)1047 (49.5)
Diagnostic types of cancer, ICD-10 Code (n, %)NA*
 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00–C14)32 (2.3)103 (4.9)
 Digestive organs (C15–C26)440 (31.3)616 (29.1)
 Respiratory and intrathoracic organs (C30–C39)323 (23.0)292 (13.8)
 Bone and articular cartilage (C40–C41)7 (0.5)42 (2.0)
 Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin (C43–C44)6 (0.4)20 (1.0)
 Mesothelial and soft tissue (C45–C49)1 (0.1)17 (0.8)
 Breast (C50)64 (4.6)110 (5.2)
 Female genital organs (C51–C58)109 (7.8)166 (7.8)
 Male genital organs (C60–C63)29 (2.1)22 (1.0)
 Urinary tract (C64–C68)281 (20.0)157 (7.4)
 Eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69–C72)23 (1.6)133 (6.3)
 Thyroid and other endocrine glands (C73–C75)56 (4.0)121 (5.7)
 Ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76–C80)15 (1.1)128 (6.1)
 Lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue (C81–C96)11 (0.8)174 (8.2)
 Independent multiple primary sites (C97)0 (0.0)1 (0.1)
 In situ neoplasms (D00–D09)7 (0.5)14 (0.7)
Hospital ward (n, %)<0.001
 Surgery786 (56.0)900 (42.5)
 Internal medicine195 (13.9)652 (30.8)
 Ear, nose and throat276 (19.7)297 (14.0)
 Gynaecology99 (7.1)172 (8.1)
 Paediatrics14 (1.0)49 (2.3)
 Orthopaedics13 (0.9)28 (1.3)
 Others21 (1.5)18 (0.9)
  • *Fisher’s exact test did not converge.

  • ICD-10, International  Classification of Diseases and Health-related Problems, 10th Revision.