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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: The economic burden of advanced gastric cancer in Taiwan

Patient characteristics Total
(n = 118)
Age, mean ± SD 59.6 ± 12.9
Follow-up days, mean ± SD 397 ± 300
Being male 63.6%
Smoking history
 Non-smoker 64.4%
 Current smoker 17.8%
 Former smoker 12.7%
 Unknown 5.1%
Alcohol consumption
 No alcohol use 67.0%
 Light to moderate 25.4%
 Heavy 2.5%
 Unknown 5.1%
A history of Helicobacter pylori infection
 Yes 17.8%
 No 43.2%
 Unknown 39.0%
A family history of gastric cancer
 Yes 4.2%
 No 84.8%
 Unknown 11.0%
Patients alive at the time of data collection 43.2%