Table 2

Baseline demographic and medical characteristics for all included patients (n=955)

Demographic characteristicsControl group (n=469)Intervention group (n=486)
Age, years
 Mean (CI)63.6 (62.5 to 64.6)63.2 (62.2 to 64.3)
 Median6464
 Range21–9828–92
Sex
 Male, n (%)134 (28.6)133 (27.4)
 Female, n (%)335 (71.4)353 (72.6)
Cancer typen (%)n (%)
 Cancer of breast206 (43.9)201 (41.4)
 Cancer of lung69 (14.7)75 (15.4)
 Malignant melanoma44 (9.4)35 (7.2)
 Cancer of rectum/anus33 (7.0)45 (9.3)
 Cancer of colon29 (6.2)39 (8.0)
 Cancer of ovaries12 (2.6)9 (1.9)
 Cancer of biliary system7 (1.5)8 (1.6)
 Cancer of brain6 (1.3)8 (1.6)
 Cancer of prostate8 (1.7)3 (0.6)
 Cancer of corpus uteri6 (1.3)5 (1.0)
 Myelomatosis6 (1.3)5 (1.0)
 Lymphoma3 (0.6)4 (0.8)
 Unspecified location16 (3.4)16 (3.3)
 Other diagnoses24 (5.1)33 (6.8)