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Table 3 Characteristics of 201 included cases and 220 cases not included because the community nurses (CNs) did not respond.

From: Associations between successful palliative cancer pathways and community nurse involvement

  Cases of community nurse responders
(N = 201, 129 nurses)
Cases of Community nurse non-responders
(N = 220)
CN's gender (n (%))   -
   Male 0 (0.0)  
   Female 129 (100.0)  
CN's age (Mean (95% CI)) 45.3 (43.9;46.7) -
Years as nurse (Mean (95% CI)) 19.9 (18.2;21.5) -
Years as CN (Mean (95% CI)) 10.7 (9.5;12.0) -
Number of questionnaires pr CN (Median (IQI)) 1.4 (1.3;1.5) -
CN's extra education or courses in palliative care (n (%))   -
   No 107 (84.9)  
   Yes 19 (15.1)  
Patient's age at time of death (mean (95% CI))* 70.0 (68.4;71.6) 72.8 (71.0;74.5)
Patient's gender (n (%))   
   Male 111 (55.2) 129 (58.4)
   Female 90 (44.8) 91 (41.6)
Primary cancer diagnosis (n (%))   
   Bronchus/lung 34 (16.9) 48 (21.8)
   Colon/rectum 26 (12.9) 39 (17.7)
   Breast 23 (11.4) 20 (9.1)
   Prostate 31 (15.4) 26 (11.8)
   Other 87 (43.4) 87 (39.6)
Place of death (n (%))*   
   Home 97 (48.3) 79 (35.9)
   Nursing home 35 (17.4) 59 (26.8)
   Hospital/hospice 67 (33.3) 82 (35.9)
   Other (e.g. other institution) 2 (1.0) 3 (1.4)
  1. * Statistically significantly different from 101 cases included in study with p-value < 0.05
  2. Data on nurses obtained from CN questionnaires. Case data are obtained from formal health registers.