# Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the health care utilization 6 months before death for all people dying from colorectal cancer, and divided between those never married, married and previously married. Numbers are presented as mean (SD), and p-values are based on univariate regressions (same regressions as used in Table 4, without controlling for covariates)

All

Never married

Married

Previously married

n = 7695

n = 735

n = 3601

n = 3359

No

SD

No

SD

No

SD

p-valuesa

No

SD

p-valuesa

Living arrangementsb

Home

121.30

(60.54)

111.14

(64.41)

rc

139.49

(45.84)

***

104.03

(67.55)

**

Long term institutions

27.39

(61.33)

36.25

(68.41)

rc

10.11

(38.56)

***

43.97

(73.41)

**

Short term institutions

16.43

(30.15)

17.62

(31.42)

rc

12.55

(26.72)

***

20.32

(32.71)

*

Hospital

21.56

(19.60)

22.78

(21.20)

rc

23.65

(19.69)

***

19.06

(18.84)

***

Secondary care

Inpatient stays

3.50

(4.09)

3.79

(5.59)

rc

3.93

(4.35)

2.96

(3.28)

***

Outpatient consultations

7.82

(9.57)

8.20

(10.85)

rc

10.14

(10.26)

***

5.25

(7.67)

***

Primary care

General practitioner

11.81

(10.68)

10.64

(10.52)

rc

12.63

(10.83)

***

11.19

(10.48)

Energency care contacts

1.53

(2.06)

1.51

(2.26)

rc

1.45

(2.07)

1.62

(2.01)

*

Home- and community-based care

Practical assistance (hours)

10.27

(79.02)

37.05

(218.29)

rc

2.94

(28.70)

***

12.27

(52.83)

**

Nursing assistance (hours)

52.69

(133.73)

56.88

(121.76)

rc

44.32

(130.61)

60.74

(138.94)

Costs

Secondary care

232,447

(187,091)

245,246

(209,030)

rc

269,729

(190,046)

**

189,678

(169,036)

***

Primary care

11,553

(12,490)

10,790

(13,758)

rc

12,553

(13,675)

**

10,601

(10,653)

Home- and community-based care

155,360

(205,652)

196,504

(239,295)

rc

89,773

(154,204)

***

216,669

(223,944)

*

Total costs

399,340

(233,946)

452,541

(279,106)

rc

372,055

(220,491)

***

416,948

(233,507)

**

1. ap-values estimated using univariate regression models. We used the same models as in the multivariate models (see Table 4)
2. bThe sum of days is higher than 180 since patients can have a nursing home place, while staying in hospital for treatment
3. rc reference category
4. * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001