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Table 1 Characteristics of cancer patients included in 2013 and followed between 2013 and 2016

From: Access to inpatient palliative care among cancer patients in France: an analysis based on the national cancer cohort

  Total Not accessing inpatient Palliative Care (2013–2016) Accessing inpatient Palliative Care (2013–2016)
TOTAL (N, row %) 313,059 (100%) 259,622 (83%) 53,437 (17%)
Age in 2013 a
 Age (Mean [SD]) 64.4 [16.4] 63.4 [16.6] 69.4 [14.4]
 Age (Median, [Q1-Q3]) 66.0 [55.0–77.0] 65.0 [54.0–76.0] 70.0 [60.0–81.0]
Age in 2013
 Under 18 years 2967 (1%) 2727 (1%) 240 (< 1%)
 18–49 50,285 (16%) 46,211 (18%) 4074 (8%)
 50–74 167,369 (53%) 139,836 (54%) 27,533 (52%)
 75 years and older 92,438 (30%) 70,848 (27%) 21,590 (40%)
Gender
 Male 153,019 (49%) 122,832 (47%) 30,187 (56%)
 Female 160,040 (51%) 136,790 (53%) 23,250 (44%)
Cancer sites
 Gastro-intestinalb 53,064 (17%) 36,927 (14%) 16,137 (30%)
 Respiratoryb 22,850 (7%) 11,850 (5%) 11,000 (21%)
 Endocrine glandsb 6395 (2%) 6210 (2%) 185 (1%)
 Hematologicb 20,394 (7%) 17,559 (7%) 2835 (5%)
 Eyeb 564 (< 1%) 526 (< 1%) 38 (< 1%)
 Female genitals 16,757 (6%) 14,537 (6%) 2220 (4%)
 Male genitals 28,177 (9%) 26,536 (10%) 1641 (3%)
 Boneb 627 (< 1%) 517 (1%) 110 (1%)
 Skinb 37,591 (12%) 36,227 (14%) 1364 (3%)
 Breast 42,025 (13%) 39,693 (15%) 2332 (4%)
 Nervous systemb 4515 (1%) 2780 (1%) 1735 (3%)
 Soft tissuesb 906 (< 1%) 828 (< 1%) 78 (< 1%)
 Upper aerodigestive tractb 9935 (3%) 7533 (3%) 2402 (4%)
 Urinary tractb 19,198 (6%) 16,380 (6%) 2818 (5%)
 Multiples sites 20,553 (7%) 13,316 (5%) 7237 (14%)
 Non-attributable sites% 29,508 (10%) 28,203 (11%) 1305 (2%)
Cancer stage at diagnosis (2013)
 In situ 10,910 (4%) 10,763 (4%) 147 (1%)
 Invasive 210,514 (67%) 184,628 (71%) 25,886 (48%)
 Node involvement 17,322 (5%) 13,855 (5%) 3467 (6%)
 Metastatic 39,767 (13%) 16,424 (6%) 23,343 (44%)
 Non-attributable% 34,546 (11%) 33,952 (14%) 594 (1%)
Comorbidities in 2013
 No category 153,636 (49%) 136,615 (53%) 17,021 (32%)
 1 category 91,963 (29%) 73,731 (28%) 18,232 (34%)
 2 categories or more 67,460 (22%) 49,276 (19%) 18,184 (34%)
Death (2013–2016)
 No 226,695 (72%) 221,723 (85%) 4972 (9%)
 Yes 86,364 (28%) 37,899 (15%) 48,465 (91%)
Area-level degree of social deprivation
 1-Very little deprivation (1st quintile) 60,350 (19%) 51,265 (20%) 9085 (17%)
 2-Little deprivation (2nd quintile) 59,822 (19%) 50,190 (19%) 9632 (18%)
 3-Moderate deprivation (3rd quintile) 60,829 (20%) 50,754 (20%) 10,075 (19%)
 4-Substantial deprivation (4th quintile) 60,280 (19%) 49,542 (19%) 10,738 (20%)
 5-Very high deprivation (5th quintile) 60,384 (19%) 48,274 (19%) 12,110 (23%)
 Missing 11,394 (4%) 9597 (3%) 1797 (3%)
Region
 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 36,340 (12%) 29,728 (11%) 6612 (12%)
 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 13,192 (4%) 10,932 (4%) 2260 (4%)
 Bretagne 14,363 (5%) 12,187 (5%) 2176 (4%)
 Centre-Val de Loire 11,860 (4%) 9530 (4%) 2330 (4%)
 Corse 1512 (< 1%) 1274 (< 1%) 238 (< 1%)
 Départements d’Outre-Mer (DOM)/ Territoires d’Outre-Mer (TOM) 6474 (2%) 5420 (2%) 1054 (2%)
 Grand Est 26,089 (8%) 21,240 (8%) 4849 (9%)
 Hauts-de-France 28,035 (9%) 22,355 (9%) 5680 (11%)
 Île-de-France (IDF) 53,663 (17%) 44,680 (17%) 8983 (17%)
 Normandie 17,673 (6%) 14,617 (6%) 3056 (6%)
 Nouvelle Aquitaine 26,536 (8%) 21,924 (8%) 4612 (9%)
 Occitanie 25,966 (8%) 21,993 (8%) 3973 (7%)
 Pays-de-la-Loire 17,695 (6%) 14,987 (6%) 2708 (5%)
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) 27,734 (9%) 23,662 (9%) 4072 (8%)
 Unknown 5927 (2%) 5093 (3%) 834 (2%)
  1. Table legend. a SD Standard Deviation, Q1-Q3 Interquartile range, b Cancer sites common to both men and women (N = 11), % Cancer sites and stage which could not be characterized under the ICD-10 classification