Journal of Cancer Prevention

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Characteristics of colorectal cancer patients in TASH Oncology Department, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variable Category Status at last contact Total

Death Censored
Sex Male 130 (36.1) 230 (63.9) 360 (57.9)
Female 72 (27.6) 189 (72.4) 261 (42.1)
Age of patient (yr) < 40 79 (31.8) 170 (68.2) 249 (40.1)
40-49 27 (27.6) 71 (72.4) 98 (15.8)
50-59 34 (24.3) 106 (75.7) 140 (22.5)
60-69 36 (40.5) 53 (59.5) 89 (14.3)
≥ 70 26 (57.8) 19 (42.2) 45 (7.3)
Family history Yes 19 (44.2) 24 (55.8) 43 (6.9)
No 183 (31.7) 395 (68.3) 578 (93.1)
Region Amhara 19 (25.7) 55 (74.3) 74 (11.9)
Oromia 51 (29.5) 122 (70.5) 173 (27.9)
Tigray 7 (23.3) 23 (76.7) 30 (4.8)
SNNP 20 (34.5) 38 (65.5) 58 (9.3)
Addis Ababa 98 (36.7) 169 (63.3) 267 (43.0)
Others 7 (36.8) 12 (63.2) 19 (3.1)
Residence of patients Urban 140 (34.7) 263 (65.3) 403 (64.9)
Rural 62 (28.4) 156 (71.6) 218 (35.1)
Marital status Single 32 (30.8) 72 (69.2) 104 (16.7)
Married 118 (29.4) 284 (70.6) 402 (64.8)
Widowed 22 (37.3) 37 (62.7) 59 (9.5)
Divorced 30 (53.6) 26 (46.4) 56 (9.0)
Insurance status Free paid 86 (27.9) 222 (72.1) 308 (49.6)
Paid 116 (37.1) 197 (62.9) 313 (50.4)
Smoking status Smoker 77 (52.4) 70 (47.6) 147 (23.7)
Not smoker 125 (26.4) 349 (73.6) 474 (76.3)
Alcohol consumption Yes 107 (42.1) 147 (57.9) 254 (40.9)
No 95 (25.9) 272 (74.1) 367 (59.1)
Body mass index (kg/m2) ≤ 18.5 53 (32.3) 111 (67.7) 164 (26.4)
18.5-24.9 145 (32.7) 298 (67.3) 443 (71.3)
25-29.9 4 (28.6) 10 (71.4) 14 (2.3)
≥ 30.0 0 0 0
Comorbidity Yes 98 (58.3) 70 (41.7) 168 (27.1)
No 104 (22.9) 349 (77.1) 453 (72.9)

The total number of 621 subjects were selected from patients registered between January 1, 2013 and December 30, 2017 with follow-up until December 30, 2018. Values are presented as number (%). TASH, Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital.

Journal of Cancer Prevention 2020;25:38~47 https://doi.org/10.15430/JCP.2020.25.1.38
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