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Table 1 Patient demographic and clinical characteristics (N = 776)

From: Infectious disease specialist consultations in a Japanese cancer center: a retrospective review of 776 cases

CharacteristicPatients n (%)
Sex
 Male448 (57.7)
 Female328 (42.3)
Place of consultation
 Inpatient414 (53.4)
 Outpatient362 (46.6)
Type of consultation
 Clinical consultationa481 (62.0)
 Immunizationb272 (35.1)
 Infection controlc23 (3.0)
Underlying cancer
 Hematologic malignancies42 (5.4)
 Underwent a bone marrow transplant21 (2.7)
 Solid tumors697 (89.8)
Digestive tract422 (54.4)
Respiratory tract and thoracic cavity68 (8.6)
Female reproductive organs71 (9.1)
Lip, oral cavity, and pharynx52 (6.7)
Breast33 (4.3)
Urinary tract16 (2.1)
Melanoma and other neoplasms of the skin9 (1.2)
Eye, brain, and other parts of the CNSd8 (1.0)
Other solid tumore18 (2.3)
 None37 (4.8)
Stagef
 07 (0.9)
 I69 (8.9)
 II109 (14.0)
 III135 (17.4)
 IV364 (47.0)
 Unknown2 (0.1)
Antimicrobial use within 1 month after clinical consultation328 (42.3)
  1. aSee Table 2; bSee Table 3; cSee Table 4; dCNS: central nervous system
  2. eThe 18 other types of solid tumor were cancers of the prostate (n = 7); mesothelial and soft tissue (n = 5); cancer that was classified as ill-defined, other secondary, or cancer of an unspecified site (n = 3); cancer of the thyroid and other endocrine glands (n = 2); and one cancer of the bone and articular cartilage
  3. fStage was documented in 686 patients: The rest of the patients were not stratified because they had hematologic malignancies, malignancies of the CNS, and unclassifiable neoplasia