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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Differences in do-not-resuscitate orders, hospice care utilization, and late referral to hospice care between cancer and non-cancer decedents in a tertiary Hospital in Taiwan between 2010 and 2015: a hospital-based observational study

Characteristics Total Cancer Non-Cancer p
Gender, n (%)
 Men 5507(65.1) 4375(64.9) 1132(66.1) 0.349
 Women 2952(34.9) 2371(35.1) 581(33.9)  
Age, median (IQR) 72(24) 70(24) 81(20) < 0.001
Length of hospital stay in days, median (IQR) 16(23) 16(23) 15(25) 0.529
  1. Abbreviations: IQR Interquartile range
  2. P value: Gender differences were analyzed using the chi-square test; age and length of hospital stay were analyzed using the Mann–Whitney U test