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Table 4 Patient characteristics

From: Current nursing practice for patients on oral chemotherapy: a multicenter survey in Japan

Gender n %
  Male 142 57.0
  Female 107 43.0
Age   
  <65 115 46.2
  65 133 53.4
  Unknown 1 0.4
Type of Cancer   
  Breast cancer 30 12.0
  Gastrointestinal cancer 174 69.9
  Lung cancer 16 6.4
  Others (e.g., hematological, uterine and ovary cancer) 26 10.4
  Unknown 3 1.2
Purpose of Treatment   
  Primary treatment 61 24.5
  Recurrence treatment 188 75.5
Type of Treatment   
  Combination of oral and intravenous chemotherapy 222 89.2
  Only oral chemotherapy 22 8.8
  Unknown 5 2.0
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