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Table 2 Descriptive statistics over the population dying from colorectal cancer in Norway between 2009 and 2013

From: Till death do us part: the effect of marital status on health care utilization and costs at end-of-life. A register study on all colorectal cancer decedents in Norway between 2009 and 2013

 AllNever MarriedMarriedPreviously Married 
n = 7695n = 735n = 3601n = 3359
No%No%No%No%p-valuesa
Age
 Below 60797(0.10)192(0.26)441(0.12)164(0.05)***
 60–691513(0.20)159(0.22)921(0.26)433(0.13)
 70–792063(0.27)164(0.22)1166(0.32)733(0.22)
 80–892502(0.33)160(0.22)942(0.26)1400(0.42)
 Above 90820(0.11)60(0.08)131(0.04)629(0.19)
Gender
 Female3851(0.50)306(0.42)1314(0.36)2224(0.66)***
Education
 Primary school3055(0.41)292(0.45)1154(0.33)1609(0.48)***
 Secondary school3344(0.45)269(0.42)1699(0.49)1376(0.45)
 Higher education1067(0.14)83(0.13)639(0.18)345(0.10)
Income
 Quartile 11551(0.21)169(0.26)871(0.25)511(0.15)***
 Quartile 21679(0.22)150(0.23)627(0.18)902(0.22)
 Quartile 31817(0.24)139(0.22)769(0.22)909(0.27)
 Quartile 42419(0.32)186(0.29)1225(0.35)1008(0.30)
Charlson comorbidities
 Mild/ moderate4946(0.64)457(0.62)2001(0.56)2488(0.74)***
 Severe2749(0.36)278(0.38)1600(0.44)871(0.36)
Years since diagnosis
 0–1 year2364(0.31)239(0.33)1015(0.28)1110(0.33)***
 1–2 years1434(0.19)154(0.21)722(0.20)558(0.17)
 2–3 years875(0.11)81(0.11)439(0.12)355(0.11)
 3–5 years1321(0.17)125(0.17)651(0.18)545(0.16)
 6–10 years811(0.11)60(0.08)428(0.12)323(0.10)
 More than 11 years890(0.12)76(0.00)346(0.00)468(0.00)
Year of death
 20091514(0.20)148(0.20)719(0.20)647(0.19)n.e.
 20101550(0.20)145(0.20)698(0.19)707(0.20)
 20111515(0.20)151(0.21)686(0.19)678(0.20)
 20121563(0.20)141(0.19)767(0.21)655(0.20)
 20131553(0.20)150(0.20)731(0.20)672(0.20)
  1. * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001. n.e. = not estimated
  2. ap-values estimated using Pearson’s chi square test between the marital status groups
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