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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Identification of a potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hematology and oncology wards

Variables   Potentially avoidable  
All, N = 137, (%) Yes, N = 51 (%) No, N = 86 (%) p value
Age group (year)     0.969
 -60 41 (29.9) 15 (36.6) 26 (63.4)  
 61–70 30 (21.9) 11 (36.7) 19 (63.3)  
 71–80 42 (30.7) 16 (35.7) 26 (64.3)  
 81+ 24 (17.5) 10 (41.7) 14 (58.3)  
Sex     0.409
 Male 88 (64.2) 35 (39.8) 53 (60.2)  
 Female 49 (35.8) 16 (32.7) 33 (67.3)  
Cancer type     0.021
 Lung cancer 41 (29.9) 20 (48.8) 21 (51.2)  
 Hematologic malignancy 24 (17.5) 2 (8.3) 22 (91.7)  
 Stomach cancer 23 (16.8) 9 (39.1) 14 (60.9)  
 Lymphoma 20 (14.6) 6 (30.0) 14 (70.0)  
 Oesophageal cancer 5 (3.6) 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0)  
 Pancreas-biliary cancer 5 (3.6) 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0)  
 Breast cancer 5 (3.6) 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0)  
 Colorectal cancer 4 (2.9) 3 (75.0) 1 (25.0)  
 Other 10 (7.3) 3 (30.0) 7 (70.0)  
Reasons of hospitalization     0.207
 Cancer symptom 70 (51.1) 31 (44.3) 39 (55.7)  
 Planned 51 (37.2) 17 (33.3) 34 (66.7)  
 Treatment complication 9 (6.6) 2 (22.2) 7 (77.8)  
 Non-cancer medical condition 7 (5.1) 1 (14.3) 6 (85.7)  
Clinical setting at CPR     < 0.001a
 Curative/adjuvant 24 (17.5) 3 (12.5) 21 (87.5)  
 No prior chemotherapy 30 (21.9) 8 (26.7) 22 (73.3)  
 1st palliative 29 (21.2) 10 (34.5) 19 (65.6)  
 2nd palliative 25 (18.2) 10 (40.0) 15 (60.0)  
 3rd palliative or more 29 (21.2) 20 (69.0) 9 (31.0)  
Interval from last chemotherapy (median, 25–75%, days) 31.0 (8.5–56.0) 37.0 (13.0–63.0) 29.5 (8.0–52.0)  
  1. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  2. a Linear-by-linear association