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Table 2 Characteristics of propensity-matched patients

From: Going back to home to die: does it make a difference to patient survival?

Item Home care group (n = 69) Hospital care group (n = 69) P Standardized difference
Gender (n, male/female) 35/34 36/33 0.87 0.03
Age (yr, mean ± SD) 70.7 ± 13.9 70.7 ± 10.8 0.99 0.002
Primary site (n)    1.00  
Lung 11 13   0.08
Stomach/esophagus 22 23   0.03
Liver/biliary tract/pancreas 17 15   0.07
Large intestine 9 8   0.04
Breast 2 2   0
Others 8 8   0
Performance status (n)    0.99  
0 0 0   (incalculable)
1 12 12   0
2 22 20   0.06
3 27 28   0.03
4 8 9   0.04
Use anti-cancer agents (n, used/unused)a 1/68 2/67 1.00 0.10
  1. aThis is about whether patients used anti-cancer agents or not from 1 month before referral to Palliative Care Team to death.