Table 1

Demographic characteristics of patients with bladder cancer and comparison group patients in Taiwan, 2001–2009 (n = 12,516)
Variable Patients with bladder cancer Comparison patients P value
n= 2,086 n= 10,430
Total No. Column % Total No. Column %
Age 1.000
  40-49 287 13.8 1,435 13.8
  50-59 377 18.1 1,885 18.1
  60-69 482 23.1 2,410 23.1
  70-79 604 28.9 3,020 28.9
  >79 336 16.1 1,680 16.1
Sex 1.000
  Male 1,332 63.9 6,660 63.9
  Female 754 36.1 3,770 36.1
Urbanization level 1.000
  1 (most urbanized) 707 33.9 3,535 33.9
  2 568 27.2 2,840 27.2
  3 276 13.2 1,380 13.2
  4 290 13.9 1,450 13.9
  5 (least urbanized) 245 11.7 1,225 11.7
Monthly income 0.963
  NT$0-15,840 770 36.9 3,817 36.6
  NT$15,841-25,000 903 43.3 4,537 43.5
  ≥NT$25,001 413 19.8 2,076 19.9
Geographical Region 0.911
  Northern 1,017 48.7 5,006 48.0
  Central 438 21.0 2,222 21.3
  Southern 581 27.9 2,962 28.4
  Eastern 50 2.4 240 2.3
Hypertension 972 46.6 5,155 49.4 0.018
Renal disease 332 15.9 73 7.0 <0.001
Coronary heart disease 455 21.8 2,445 23.4 0.107
Diabetes 452 21.7 2,190 21.0 0.493
Schistosomiasis 0 -- 0 -- --
Bladder outlet obstruction 35 1.7 146 1.4 0.307
Urinary tract infection 724 34.7 2,931 28.1 <0.001
Tobacco use disorder 110 5.3 350 3.4 <0.001
Alcohol abuse 20 1.0 100 1.0 0.998
Obesity 30 1.4 98 1.0 0.145

Chung et al.

Chung et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:117   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-117

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