Table 2

Patient characteristics, location and surgery type of cohort who received resection
Variable C15 C160 C15 & C160
N=3,456 N=1,568 N=5,024
n % n % n %
Oesophagectomy Yes 503 14.6 412 26.3 915 18.2
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
Age at diagnosis (years)
<60 164 4.7 137 8.7 301 6.0
60–69 195 5.6 137 8.7 332 6.6
70–79 116 3.4 120 7.7 236 4.7
80+ 28 0.8 18 1.1 46 0.9
Gender
Female 118 3.4 54 3.4 172 3.4
Male 385 11.1 358 22.8 743 14.8
Country of Birth
Australia 345 10.0 291 18.6 636 12.7
Other 158 4.6 121 7.7 279 5.6
Histology group
SCC 169 4.9 12 0.8 181 3.6
Adenocarcinomas 312 9.0 385 24.6 697 13.9
Other 11 0.3 11 0.7 22 0.4
Degree of Spread
Localised 197 5.7 123 7.8 320 6.4
Regional 232 6.7 239 15.2 471 9.4
Distant 38 1.1 35 2.2 73 1.5
Unknown 36 1.0 15 1.0 51 1.0
Tumour location
Upper 17 0.5 17 0.3
Middle 55 1.6 55 1.1
Lower 331 9.6 331 6.6
NOS* 99 2.9 99 2.0
GOJ* 412 26.3 412 8.3
Charlson comorbidity
0 353 10.2 284 18.1 637 12.7
1,2 32 0.9 22 1.4 54 1.1
3+ 0 0.0 2 0.1 2 0.0
HOSPITAL CHARACTERISTICS
Surgery type
Abdothoracic 79 2.3 65 4.1 144 2.9
Abdocervical 64 1.9 45 2.9 109 2.2
Transhiatal 360 10.4 301 19.2 661 13.2
Hospital admission
Private co-located 97 2.8 75 4.8 172 3.4
Private non co-located 90 2.6 87 5.5 177 3.5
Public co-located 182 5.3 131 8.4 313 6.2
Public non co-located 134 3.9 119 7.6 253 5.0
Hospital area service
Area 1 99 2.9 90 5.7 189 3.8
Area 2 107 3.1 85 5.4 192 3.8
Area 3 93 2.7 70 4.5 163 3.2
Area 4 126 3.6 90 5.7 216 4.3
Area 5 53 1.5 51 3.3 104 2.1
Area 6 11 0.3 9 0.6 20 0.4
Area 7 14 0.4 17 1.1 31 0.6
Area 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0

* NOS = not otherwise specified; GOJ = gastro-oesophageal junction.

Stavrou et al.

Stavrou et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:384   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-384

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