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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics and treatment adherence according to the care centers. N = 294

From: The care center influences the management of lymphoma patients in a universal health care system: an observational cohort study

   Total PH CH UH
   n % n % n % n %
Patients’ characteristics
Gender Male 153 52 51 62 34 49 68 48
Female 141 48 31 38 36 51 74 52
Age (tercile) t1 (until 59y) 88 30 24 29 20 29 44 31
t2 (60y to 72y) 156 53 40 49 37 53 79 56
t3 (73y and more) 50 17 18 22 13 19 19 13
Comorbidity None 117 40 36 44 26 37 55 39
At least 1 177 60 46 56 44 63 87 61
Performance status (0 / 1–4) Normal 234 80 67 82 45 64 122 86
Degraded 60 20 15 18 25 36 20 14
Social deprivation index Highly fav. 63 21 18 22 10 14 35 25
Fav. 43 15 14 17 13 19 16 11
Intermediate 68 23 22 27 18 26 28 20
Dep. 74 25 13 16 19 27 42 30
Highly dep. 46 16 15 18 10 14 21 15
Nearest care center UH 119 40 8 10 0 0 111 78
Other 175 60 74 90 70 100 31 22
Distance (km) to the care center Mean (SD) 38 (59) 23 (30) 28 (29) 51 (76)
Med [q1-q3] 20 [7; 47] 12 [4;30] 24 [7; 39] 23 [10; 68]
Distance (km) to the teaching hospital Mean (SD) 87 (74) 123 (62) 119 (42) 51 (76)
Med [q1-q3] 75 [22; 137] 128 [69;176] 113 [81;155] 23 [10; 71]
Disease characteristics
Stage I/II 123 42 44 54 26 37 53 37
III/IV 171 58 38 46 44 63 89 63
LDH: lactate dehygrogenase Normal 163 55 50 61 49 70 64 45
Elevated 131 45 32 39 21 30 78 55
B symptoms Absence 255 87 75 91 55 79 125 88
Presence 39 13 7 9 15 21 17 12
Cancer management
Hospitalization for toxicity None 240 82 71 87 44 63 125 88
At least 1 day 54 18 11 13 26 37 17 12
Relative dose intensity (RDI) Mean (SD) 0.97 (0.10) 0.95 (0.11) 0.95 (0.12) 0.98 (0.08)
Med [q1-q3] 1 [1; 1] 1 [0.9; 1] 1 [0.9; 1] 1 [1; 1]
Relative Dose Intensity (RDI) RDI = 100 % 229 78 58 71 50 71 121 85
RDI < 100 % 65 22 24 29 20 29 21 15