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Table 1 Patients' medical backgrounds.

From: Age, gender, will, and use of home-visit nursing care are critical factors in home care for malignant diseases; a retrospective study involving 346 patients in Japan

Variables n
Age  
< 35 y 3
35-50 y 9
51-60 y 33
61-70 y 69
71-80 y 108
81-90 y 86
> 90 y 38
Gender  
Men/women 145/201
Performance status*  
1/2/3/4/unknown 40/27/153/108/18
Types of malignant diseases  
Lung cancer 80
Gastric cancer 47
Pancreatic cancer 17
Prostate cancer 16
Rectal cancer 16
Hematological malignancy 14
Cholangiocarcinoma 13
Liver cancer 12
Colorectal cancer 11
Breast cancer 10
Uterine cancer 10
Bladder cancer 9
Renal cancer 9
Ovarian cancer 8
Esophageal cancer 6
Gallbladder cancer 5
Laryngeal cancer 5
Renal pelvis cancer 5
Cancers of unknown origin 6
Others 47
Complications  
Dementia 121
Cerebrovascular disease 24
Metastasis 135
Patients with two or more cancers 38
Cancer pain 81
Paralysis 48
  1. *1: Performance status according to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
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